The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.