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After the
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What to expect after the procedure

If you are treated with the Endocare® Cryotherapy System, here is what you can expect after the procedure.1

  • If your procedure is done on an outpatient basis, you will be allowed to leave when you are stable and comfortable. You will need to have someone with you to drive you home.
  • Most patients are sent home with a catheter to help urine drain from the bladder. The catheter is removed during a follow-up appointment.
  • Most patients can get back to their daily activities within a few days.
  • Be sure to follow your doctor’s detailed instructions on what to do following your procedure.

As with any cancer, it’s extremely important to be regularly examined by your doctor following the procedure to be sure the cancer does not return or get worse.

After cryotherapy, your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels should drop to a low level. Your doctor should keep an eye on your PSA levels to check if your cancer has returned.

Patients treated for advanced prostate cancer should see their doctor frequently to monitor the cancer.

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Reference

  1. Babaian RJ, Donnelly B, Bahn D, et al. Best practice statement on cryosurgery for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. J Urol. 2008;180(5):1993-2004.
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Doctors trained in cryotherapy are available in the following regions:

North America
  Canada
  Mexico

South America
  Brazil

Asia Pacific
  China/Hong Kong
  Indonesia
  Malaysia
  Taiwan
Europe & Mediterranean
  Former Yugoslavia
  Italy
  Greece
  Lebanon
  Portugal
  Russia
  Spain
  United Kingdom/Ireland

Please contact International@HealthTronics.com for more information.

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Is cryotherapy right for me?

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please answer the following questions to determine whether cryotherapy may be a treatment option for you.

1. I prefer a quick and minimally invasive treatment option that can destroy my cancer instantly.

Yes No

2. I prefer a treatment option that is designed to preserve the urethra.

Yes No

3. I want my prostate cancer treated in less time, with fewer treatments than external beam radiation, and typically with less recovery time than a radical prostatectomy.

Yes No

4. I have already had my prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy.

Yes No

Based on your answers, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy, which is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment option for prostate cancer. Talk to your urologist to see if cryotherapy is right for you.

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This information is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice.
Patients should seek the advice of a qualified urologist.

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Based on your answers, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy, which is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment option for prostate cancer. Talk to your urologist to see if cryotherapy is right for you.

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