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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

HIFU treatment

HIFU treatment (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) consists in destroying the prostate or the area defined inside the prostate (corresponding to the tumor) by burning it with focused ultrasound.

HIFU treatment is an effective, non-invasive (incisionless) treatment that preserves the patient's quality of life. More information on HIFU treatment.

HIFU treatment

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Contact a HIFU center

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The prostate

The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system. It is situated in front of the rectum, below the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube through which urine flows out of the body. The main function of the chestnut-sized prostate is to secrete part of the seminal fluid that combines with sperm to form semen. A healthy adult prostate weighs around 20 to 25 grams and is approximately 4 cm wide, 3 cm high and 2 cm thick. It can be affected by various diseases including cancer that can be detected by medical exam and blood PSA (prostate-specific antigen).

The prostate

Quality of life

Quality of Life

What place for quality of life in the prostate cancer management? Learn how HIFU prostate cancer treatment preserves quality of life.

News Hifu-Prostate

HIFU: a more Precise Method to Target Diagnosed Areas of the Prostate

HIFU: a more Precise Method to Target Diagnosed Areas of the Prostate

We asked Dr. Cary Robertson, M.D. from Duke University Medical Center three questions on the latest development of a new medical technology that gives urologists a more precise method for treating prostate cancer.
Men with Prostate Cancer May Not Know All Of Their Treatment Options and Risks

Men with Prostate Cancer May Not Know All Of Their Treatment Options and Risks

HIFU, which stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a minimally invasive option for prostate tissue ablation through heating with a low occurrence of side effects. Using real-time image guidance — and sometimes paired with additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or location of the biopsies in 3D — the doctor directs a focused beam of ultrasound energy at the target area within the prostate through an ultrasound probe inserted into the rectum. No incisions are required to reach the targeted zone and ablate the prostate tissue at the focal point.
They may have cancer. But they’ll be at the starting line. Patient stories.

They may have cancer. But they’ll be at the starting line. Patient stories.

They may have cancer. But they’ll be at the starting line. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article196063894.html#storylink=cpy
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