Re: clever chinese surgeons turn tumor into ball of ice

Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 22:32:16 MST

In a message dated 2/13/00 21:17:44, Ray Bradbury wrote:

(re cancer cryotherapy)

>Doug Srecky quotes:
>> ``The therapy is a breakthrough in cancer treatment,'' it quoted Dou
>> Kefeng, a surgeon in charge of the operation, as saying.

>I'd have to go through the literature, but I think this has been
>done before.

I don't have the refs handy, but indeed it has; I've seen refs for
liver and prostate cancer treatment.

Another problem with cancer cryotherapy is that cryotherapy
tends not to kill *all* the cells. A few get lucky during the
thaw and one cell is all it takes.

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