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Apr 15, 2013 4:35 AM by Lacey Steele

Doctors are now freezing cancerous tumors

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota are killing off cancerous tumors by freezing them.

The procedure, called cryo-ablation, was used on tumors that had spread to the lungs from other parts of the body.

Doctors use a probe to apply extreme cold, -148 degrees fahrenheit, to the tumor.

They said it killed cancer cells for at least three months without affecting healthy tissue.

This isn't a cure for cancer, but experts say it could help slow tumor growth.

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