HIFU treatment


HIFU treatment cures localized prostate cancer by focusing high intensity ultrasound on a defined area into the prostate. The concentration of ultrasounds turns up the temperature at the focal point until the gland's cells are destroyed with no damage of the surrounding tissues. The action is similar to the sun's rays passing through a magnifying glass triggering a burn at the focal ...
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Quality of life

Formerly considered to be incompatible with cancer, therapeutic advances and improvement in cancer survival have recently placed quality of life at the heart of patients' decision about prostate cancer management. Quality of life is akin to a person's judgment on his life and his psychic equilibrium, it is therefore a very subjective concept that makes its assessment difficult. ...
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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 ...
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