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Cool way to kill tumours in kidney cancer patients

Published on Apr 10, 2014 8:46 AM

A new method of destroying tumours may give hope to kidney cancer patients who cannot undergo surgery.

In fact, recovery is almost immediate, and patients stay in the hospital for a much shorter time.

The procedure involves inserting a probe into the tumour and rapidly cooling the probe to 40 deg C below zero.

The temperature is then raised, causing the frozen water in the cancer cells to expand and destroying them completely.

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