08:29 PM 01:29 PM EST DEC 5, 2023 JLM 58°F
Painless Procedure: Tiny Ice Ball Kills Tumors In Minutes

A medical breakthrough now allows doctors to freeze early-stage breast tumors – with no surgery, no scarring, no general anesthetic, and no tissue removal.

The entire procedure can take as little as 20 minutes. Patients can go straight home after it's done and are spared the painful recovery process.
The idea of using an extremely cold liquid to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue – or cryoablation – isn’t new. Doctors have been doing it in hospitals for the last 30 years.

But IceCure Medical, an Israeli startup, has developed technology that allows physicians to perform the procedure at their own office, with no need for hospitalization.

The breakthrough is the use of liquid nitrogen instead of a mixture of argon and helium gasses. Liquid nitrogen is cheaper, can be frozen faster, and is easier to maintain at sub-zero temperatures, shortening the treatment time.

Doctors insert a small probe, or needle, into the tumor, freezing it at sub-zero temperatures (-190°C) without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. When the tissue thaws, the cells die and are absorbed by the body.

The whole procedure is guided with ultrasound or CT imaging, so the doctor can monitor what is going on inside the body as they create an ice ball around the targeted tissue. The patient stays awake through the entire treatment – and doesn’t feel a thing. 

Source: No Camels/ Photo IceCure

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Tammy Reynolds 11:37 01.02.2023
Praise the Lord!!!
Dalya Horowitz 05:42 01.02.2023
This is wonderful and will save so many women painful procedures,surgery and the uncertainty of breast cancer spreading. As a 2X breast cancer survivor, I am thrilled to see this! Only in Israel.
Tony Pettitt 19:56 31.01.2023
Another example of GOD blessing the Jewish people with overwhelming wisdom and knowledge!!!!!
13:22 31.01.2023
 Israel has some of the most brilliant minds in the world. They are blessed
Donald Lerman 10:58 31.01.2023
Israel gives the world medical break throughs.. drugs that heal & cures & sends crews to diaster areas & they atill crap on her