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Cryotherapy is the use of liquid nitrogen to destroy skin cancer cells by freezing the cells to extremely low temperatures. This freezing disrupts the superficial layers of the skin and causes these skin cells to separate and fall off. Careful placement of the liquid nitrogen specifically on the skin cancer cells is important to avoid damaging surrounding tissue. This technique is very useful on superficial skin cancers and pre-cancers. Deeper tumors may not respond to cryotherapy due to the inability of the cold to penetrate too deeply without damaging surrounding tissue.

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