Tag: cryosurgery

3. Managing Other Conditions

Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

Ask the Doctor: MCI; Hypertension; Hormone Therapy and Depression

Q: My doctor says my fading memory may indicate mild cognitive impairment. How can I lower my risk of developing dementia?

A: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is usually defined as memory loss that is worse than normal age-related memory changes, but does not interfere with activities of daily living. Although many

Cryosurgery: Putting Prostate Cancer on Ice

Most men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are given the choice of closely monitoring their disease with active surveillance or undergoing curative therapy with surgery, external-beam radiation or radioactive seed implants (brachytherapy).
But a Cleveland Clinic expert says patients should be aware of another option that may not always be mentioned

Ask the Doctor: Skin Tags

Q. What are skin tags, and should I be concerned about them?
A. Skin tags, known medically as acrochordon, are small benign growths that occur more commonly in older adults and people who are overweight/obese or have diabetes. They usually develop on the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, chest or other areas

Prostate Cancer Therapies: The Cryoablation Option

Prostate Cancer Therapies: The Cryoablation Option

Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a relatively new treatment option for prostate cancer. Although the original technique was developed in the 1960s and has been modified over time, widespread use of cryoablation for prostate cancer did not occur until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use

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