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What is TCAP?

TCAP stands for Targeted CryoAblation of the Prostate. TCAP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that offers a unique method for destruction of the tumor cells.

During TCAP the physician places 6-8 thin metal rods inside the prostate gland. These are hollow rods that hold argon gas. The argon gas will freeze any tissue that is close to the rods. The physician uses a special “warming rod” to protect the urethra from the super cold temperatures. The tubes are positioned by using the images obtained with ultrasound.

Special sensors control the length and intensity of the prostate’s exposure to the super cold temperatures. Such sensors also let the physician know when the cold temperatures should have completed destruction of the prostate’s tumor cells. A signal from the sensors will tell the physician when to discontinue the TCAP procedure.

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Try This Deep Red “Apple” Juice

A “seedless apple” a day may help prevent prostate cancer. More specifically, 8 to 16 ounces of pomegranate juice, taken on a daily basis, provides the body with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

For more then 25 centuries the pomegranate, a fruit with a Latin name that means “seedless apple,” has symbolized a natural source of potent medical powers. Certain Biblical passages refer to the pomegranate as a “gift from God.”

In the 21st Century, the public’s search for more and more foods that will naturally help the body to fight-off cancers, the high antioxidant content of the pomegranate has suggested that this fruit offers extra help in preventing certain malignancies.

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