Prostate Cancer, the words alone strike fear in the hearts of men. Luckily, a new medical advance promises to make the treatment less harrowing. HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, is currently being successfully used in other countries around the globe to treat prostate cancer, and is now being evaluated in the United States by the FDA. During the FDA evaluation period you may be eligible for free HIFU for prostate cancer treatments.
HIFU treatments may be done on an outpatient basis.Â There is no surgery involved, no risk of blood loss or infection, and best of all, according to the research (which began in the 1940’s), HIFU does not appear to accumulate in body tissue the way radiation does, which all but eliminates the chances of a patient suffering from impotence, incontinence, and/or diarrhea.
The high intensity ultrasound waves are intensely focused on the cancer, which erodes or disintegrates under the force of those waves and is removed from the body naturally as a waste product.Â Because ultra sound is also an imaging technique, many current prostate cancer treatment HIFU devices allow the doctor to more effectively monitor the success of eac HIFU treatment.
If you or someone you love is suffering from prostate cancer, please click on one of the links above, read the informational articles on the HIFU website, and call Dr. Wolf at Burlington Urological Associates in North Carolina.Â You may qualify for free medical treatment.