Cryotherapy is a broad term that refers to the application of extreme cold in a medical setting. Cryotherapy can take several forms. These include the application of cold to abnormal tissue such as warts, selected cooling on the face and body for patients recovering from certain types of surgeries, the placement of an ice pack for injuries and a treatment called cryogenic chamber therapy, which involves immersion in freezing water. Cryotherapy can also be used in treating breast, prostate and liver cancer and conditions that are precancerous including cervical abnormalities.
A number of countries have cryotherapy facilities. Persons who could benefit from cryotherapy will find treatment abroad considerably cheaper than the several hundred dollars the same methods will cost in the United States; the care they receive will be equal.