After cryotherapy for prostate cancer, you'll have regular follow-up appointments with your doctor and undergo periodic imaging scans and laboratory testing to see how your cancer has responded to the treatment.

The current method of cryotherapy for prostate cancer — which employs ultrasound guidance, newer technology cryotherapy probes and strict temperature monitoring — has been in use for only several years. The long-term outcomes for this procedure are currently unknown.

April 26, 2013