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Cervical Cancer and Cryosurgery

Read more about Cryosurgery.

Overview

This procedure removes abnormal cell growth by freezing the abnormal cells.

Often prescribed in isolation, many medical therapies like surgery can be used to treat cervical (and other forms) of cancer can benefit from being used alongside dietary, herbal and body and mind treatments as well. Check out the cervical cancer treatment page to see all the possible treatments for cervical cancer.

Effect of Cryosurgery on Cervical Cancer

This procedure can be done in a doctor’s office. The doctor inserts a speculum into your vagina and applies a gas—nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide—that freezes the area. The procedure usually takes about 15 minutes.

After, you may have cramping and some bleeding, which may last several days and later a very watery discharge as the frozen area thaws and sheds the dead cells.

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