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To determine if you are a candidate for HIFU, refer to the following questions. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may qualify as a candidate for HIFU.
Do you have prostate cancer?
Are you qualified to have surgery or radiation for localized disease?
I am too old for surgery, or have medical conditions that preclude surgery, and I cannot have radiation because I have already had it or I do not want it.
I am on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer (monitoring) but want a minimally invasive procedure that can relieve me of the anxiety and burden of living with this diagnosis, and not getting treated.
I am on Active Surveillance (monitoring) but my disease is growing and PSA is increasing.
I have prostate cancer and did not like the options the doctor gave me, but would like to consider something that has less side effects.
Do you have elevated PSA levels, but have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Have you been treated for prostate cancer, but the treatment failed?
Do you want to have a minimally invasive procedure with little to no side effects to treat your prostate cancer?
You are a candidate for HIFU treatment if you have a diagnosis of prostate cancer based on a biopsy. The stages of cancer that are treatable by HIFU are the same stages that are treatable by surgery or radiation with the exception that curative treatment is only possible in surgery, radiation, or HIFU if you have reasonably localized disease as determined by biopsy and staging tests.
In other words, if your cancer extends to that portion of prostate called the seminal vesicles or outside the prostate, this would make you a stage T3. In stage T3, patients have limited cure rates because the cancer has spread outside the prostate. Treatments for such patients is only done for local control. The disease should be locally controlled and reduced in size or it may cause problems such as pain, bleeding, and inability to urinate.
Cure of prostate cancer or disease-free survival for long periods of time can be achieved only in patients who have T1 and T2 stages of cancer. For more discussion on this, you may contact us or your local urologist.
To find answers to commonly asked questions in relation to prostate cancer and HIFU, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here. We would love to provide more information regarding this treatment option and help you determine whether or not you are qualified. To learn more, please call us now at our toll free number, (844) HIFU-FLA, or fill out the form below!
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