Cryoablation promising in early breast cancer
Cryoablation may be an effective non-surgical treatment for women with early stage invasive ductal breast cancer, according to a new US study.
Nearly 100 patients underwent ablation using a freeze-thaw-free cycle lasting on average around a half an hour.
All patients with tumours of less than 1 cm were treated successfully with no residual invasive cancer on pathological examination.
The success rate for all interventions was around 80%, the study authors from the Weill Cornell Breast Center in New York said.
Lead author Dr Rache Simmons said that the procedure did not