Cryotherapy – Hypothermic Oncology

Published on November 4, 2019
A recently completed study by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) found promising results in 86 patients with breast cancer treated with cryosurgery. Thus I am merging Natural Allopathic Medicine with the best that modern oncology has to offer in terms of surgery, especially for breast cancer. Though I resist recommending surgery as much as I can, there are cases where it is essential. 

I had already included Hyperthermic Oncology in my basic protocol but now am going in the other direction by giving tumors the deep six with ice (liquid nitrogen). Cryotherapy for cancer is a treatment to kill cancer cells with extreme cold. Cryotherapy for cancer may also be called percutaneous cryoablation or cryosurgery but I am calling it Hypothermic Oncology.

The Mayo Clinic says:

During cryoablation, a thin, wandlike needle (cryoprobe) is inserted through your skin and directly into the cancerous tumor. A gas is pumped into the cryoprobe in order to freeze the tissue. Then the tissue is allowed to thaw. The freezing and thawing process is repeated several times during the same treatment session.

Cryoablation for cancer may be used when surgery isn’t an option. Cryoablation is sometimes used as a primary treatment for:

  • Bone cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • breast cancer

Cryoablation is also used to relieve the pain and other symptoms caused by cancer that spreads to the bone (bone metastasis) or other organs.

Cryotherapy uses imaging guidance, a needle-like applicator called a cryoprobe, and liquid nitrogen or argon gas to create intense cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue, including cancer cells. It may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions as well as tumors within the liver, kidneys, bones, lungs and breasts.

The cryoprobe is inserted into the tumor and liquid nitroge generates sub-zero temperatures to turn the tumor into an ice ball. A freeze destroys the targeted tissue immediately and leaves adjacent healthy tissue undamaged. The necrotic debris is eventually absorbed by the body.

The destruction of cancer cells through freezing is proving to be effective in treating  breast cancers, especially in their early stages according to research of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers said that over the four years of the study, there has only been one case of cancer recurrence out of 180 patients. Cryotherapy has been used to treat cancers in other organs in the body, including the kidneys and lungs, but has yet to become an established treatment for breast cancer though it should be because it is much less aggressive and does not depend on chemo or radiation therapy. 

Besides the topical and systemic treatments offered by my Natural Allopathic protocol, I want to tell you about the, Dr. Phillip Bretz, a most compassionate surgeon, has thrown away his knives, uses multiple radiation-free diagnostic tools to find ultra-small breast cancers, and when he finds them, instead of cutting anything away, he injects liquid nitrogen into the tumor to eliminate them. Its a new 20 minute office procedure called The Lavender Procedure. Women can get right up and go about their business!

The goal of Conquering Cancer, (my soon to be finished complete course on cancer),  is to offer a new paradigm in cancer care. A natural paradigm that obviates traditional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Cryotherapy conforms to this vision with a much less toxic non aggressive approach to treating tumors.

In our vision in Conquering Cancer, one still would need to probe and work on causes, but it is a great load lifted from women when they can freeze their tumors out of their breasts. Dr. Bretz’s TED talk above us a must. He says, “Being able to kill a breast cancer in the office in 20 minutes, under local (no stitches) and go across the street to Lavender Bistro for lunch right after the treatment is simply amazing. To be successful with this treatment you must catch these damn things before they evolve to the point where they can metastasize, which is about 5mm.”  

The ProSense™ system by Icecure is an effective liquid nitrogen (LN2) cryoablation solution, capable of destroying tumors safely, quickly and painlessly, without the need for surgery. This company has clinics on almost every continent though if you are on the west coast of North America the best bet would be with Dr. Bretz’s Visionary Breast Cancer Centers in California.

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Doctors rarely use the term cure when talking about solid tumors—even if there is a 99% likelihood a cancer will never come back. It is impossible to know if there are micrometastases present in your body—that is, areas of cancer spread that are too small to be seen on imaging studies.

For now, with some exceptions from doctor to doctor, it’s likely that the word cure will mostly remain reserved for only the smallest pre-cancers and some childhood blood-related cancers. However, when liquid nitrogen hits a tumor its like a weapon of mass destruction, it just obliterates the tumor.

Liquid nitrogen, which boils at −196°C (−320.8°F), is the most effective cryogen for clinical use. It is particularly useful in the treatment of malignant lesions. Dr. Bretz says, “No one uses argon any more it takes to long to cool down, liquid nitrogen is almost -300F immediately. Some interesting data is as the dead cells are resorbed they act like a dead polio virus and cause a healthy immune system to create antibodies against the patient’s own cancer. It will be many years before that question is answered if those antibodies actually help kill more or future cancer cells and prevent recurrences.”


Researchers know how breast cancer spreads, but they don’t know exactly why some cancers return years later because they have no idea the nutritional factors that affect  the microenvironments that favor cancer. There are theories that describe dormant cells or stem cells having the ability to hide and evade treatment but these are just theories, not hard science that indicates what causes cancer in the first place and what causes it to repeat.

For women who have early-stage postmenopausal estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, the bisphosphonate medication Zometa (zoledronic acid) is now recommended as adjuvant therapy. This medication, which has been used for osteoporosis and bone metastases, appears to affect the microenvironment in bone (i.e., the tissue surrounding a cancer), reducing the risk of bone metastases, according to mainstream thought.

However, Zometa is a pharaceucial with its own side-effect so it is safer and more effective to use natural means. Doing surgery, with liquid nitrogen is a leap forward though not yet popular among ontological surgeons who still prefer the knife. Yet like other mainstream procedures endorced by the FDA cryosurgery should be augmented with natural protocols to change the fundamental micro-environments in a favorable way.   

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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