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Facts about HIFU Treatments for Prostate Cancer

If you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may be presented with several options for treatment. You and your doctor will work together to determine the right course of treatment for you. One option you may not have heard of is high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU. Here’s what you should know about HIFU for prostate cancer… read more »


HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) as a non-invasive, outpatient treatment for prostate cancer received FDA approval in October of 2015. Since then, approximately 50 physicians throughout the United States have begun to offer this innovative procedure with the use of the Sonablate 500, the industry’s most advanced HIFU-delivering technology. But for many physicians and facilities… read more »

Choosing an Experienced Urologist for HIFU Treatments

One of the newer treatments for prostate cancer is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). It has been in use for around a decade and has a fairly high success rate (about 84%). It’s an ideal option for many people because it’s minimally invasive and has few negative side effects. Because it’s a newer technology, however, it’s… read more »

HIFU and Its Use in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Roughly one man out of seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Obviously, one of the most effective factors in the treatment of prostate cancer is early detection and treatment. All men should begin receiving regular screenings at the age of 50. For African American men, that should instead be starting at… read more »

How Does Laser Treatment Work for Prostate Cancer?

In the field of prostate cancer treatment, new studies suggest that laser therapy is a promising option. Keep reading to learn more from the Prostate Cancer Institute. Photodynamic Therapy Laser treatment is a type of photodynamic therapy (PDT) where light is used to activate photosensitive chemicals. Molecular oxygen is also commonly used in conjunction with… read more »

Why HIFU Is Better Than Traditional Prostate Cancer Treatment

There are many treatments for prostate cancer, some of which are known to cause numerous, serious permanent side effects. Although some of these treatments are more invasive than others, there is one treatment that can successfully treat the cancer with none of the side effects of other treatments. Here are a few reasons the HIFU… read more »

How to Find a Good Urologist

Finding a good urologist is important to the health and functioning of your urinary tract. If you’re fighting a urinary tract disease, disorder, or condition, particularly when it comes to prostate cancer and your doctor has recommended you see a urologist, here are 8 things that will help you ensure you find the best one…. read more »

How to Prepare for HIFU Prostate Treatment

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a great way to target localized prostate cancer, without many of the negative side effects of other cancer treatments. Although HIFU prostate cancer treatment is a noninvasive therapy, there are some things you should know about the treatment so that you can prepare accordingly. Here’s what to expect when receiving… read more »

Why Doctors Recommend HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Cancer is a word that no patient ever wants to hear. However, new treatments are constantly being developed. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a new treatment for prostate cancer that is in various stages of development globally. Although HIFU isn’t offered at all hospitals, your doctor may be able to schedule you for HIFU treatments… read more »

The Role of a Urologist in Treating Prostate Cancer

About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer in men. It is the most cancer in men and the second most common cause of death related to cancer. Fortunately, it also has a high survival rate, especially if you catch and treat… read more »