You may experience some bruising of your scrotum and the base of your penis, and in the area between your penis and anus. If this is uncomfortable, you can use a cold pack, on and off, in this area over the first 2 days. You may also notice that the top of your penis feels a little numb.
follow up involve?
After cryotherapy, you’ll have regular tests and follow-ups and with your doctor to understand how well the treatment worked.
Which tests will be done?
PSA tests — your PSA will be checked every 3 to 6 months, to ensure your levels are where they should be.
MRI scan — most tāne have an MRI a year after treatment. This will be advised by your doctor, care team or hauora provider if necessary.
Biopsies — some tāne will need biopsies to monitor the success of treatment.
Talk to your doctor,
care team or hauora provider
Make sure you talk to your doctor, care team or hauora provider about what to expect in recovery. Ask about what you should know for the near future and in the long term, and be sure to go to your follow up appointments.