Next to skin cancer, Prostate cancer is the most prevailant form of cancer in men and the third leading cause of male cancer related mortality. Generally, prostate cancer is slow growing. However, there are cases where the diease can grow and spread rapidly. Even with the latest research, it can be difficult to distinguish between a fast growing cancer requiring immediate care and a slower one.
In the early stages of the disease, Few symptoms may show. However, as the tumor advances, Certain symptoms may become more prevalent over time
There are many treatments for prostate cancer. Traditional treatments include hormone therapy, cryotherapy, radiation therapy and prostate removal. While the appropriate procedure for your given situation is best determined by your doctor, each treatment has their own advantages and disadvantages.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a new and innovative way to treat prostate cancer that is minimally invasive and highly precise. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU works by destroying cancerous tissue with highly focused sound waves. These ultrasound waves "cook" the tissue to 90 degrees in a matter of seconds. Any tissue not within the focus area is unaffected by the procedure.
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The Sonablate HIFU medical device is developed by Focus Surgery, inc. to treat prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).
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