Am I a candidate for salvage cryotherapy?
Salvage cryotherapy is used to treat recurrent prostate cancer after radiation therapy. Your urologist can help determine if you are a good candidate, As long as the cancer hasn’t spread outside of the prostate, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy.
According to an article recently published, the following criteria are considered important for the success of salvage treatment, including cryotherapy:
Studies have shown that PSA measurement at the time of salvage treatment can be an indicator of treatment success. Patients whose PSA is less than 10 ng/ml at the time of salvage treatment have better outcomes than those patients whose PSA is greater than 10 ng/ml (BJUI April 2009)