Maintain Your Erections and Quality of Life with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Prostate Cancer
In one of earlier blogs, I discussed some of the traditional treatments for prostate cancer. Some of these treatments are radical retropubic prostatectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic prostatectomy, cryoablation, radiation treatment (example, IMRT and Brachytherapy), androgen deprivation, and active surveillance. I want to discuss a new modality of treatment for prostate cancer called HIFU or High Intensity focused Ultrasound Therapy.
HIFU was first discovered in the 1950′s and improved as a use for treatment of prostate cancer over the last few decades. HIFU is minimally invasive. It kills prostate cancer cells by thermal ablation. Surgery and radiation is not used to kill the prostate cancer cells. There is no blood loss and no incision! Patients are typically sent home the same day of treatment, and back to regular activity quicker than after surgical managementTags: Ablatherm (R), active surveillance, androgen deprivation therapy, brachytherapy, cryoablation, HIFU or High-Intensity focused Ultrasound treatment for prostate cancer, IMRT or Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, laparoscopic prostatectomy, PSA or prostate specific Antigen., radical retropubic prostatectomy, Sonoblat500 (R)