What is focal treatment for localised prostate cancer?

Reference treatments for prostate cancer (surgery or radiotherapy) generate very good results with regards to cancer control. It also involves removing or destroying the whole prostate gland. The problem with this is the risk of side effects that can affect the patient’s quality of life, the two main ones being impotence and incontinence.

Focal treatment goals are to treat only the area affected by the cancer and to leave the rest of the prostate intact to avoid the risk of sexual dysfunction and urinary disorders.Therapeutic ultrasound treatment, especially with the Focal One® device, makes it possible to target only the area of the prostate affected by cancer thanks to its integrated diagnostic image fusion software (MRI and biopsies) and its new dynamic focusing treatment probe that allows for treatment with millimetric precision.

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