Am I a Candidate For HIFU Treatment?
HIFU is effective in treating localized prostate cancer. In cases of recurrence after radiation therapy, HIFU can be employed as a secondary (salvage) treatment if the recurrence is diagnosed early and there is no spread of cancer outside of the prostate.
In general, the best candidates for HIFU have early, localized prostate cancer, a relatively small prostate, and desire a less invasive treatment that has a low risk of urinary leakage and impotence.
Several factors are important to determine if you are a good candidate for HIFU treatment.
The following factors are considered in determining candidacy for HIFU:
- Overall Health
- PSA at diagnosis
- Most recent PSA
- Gleason Score
- Number of cores positive on prostate biopsy
- Prostate volume and dimensions
- MRI findings: (see Scionti Advanced HIFU Protocol)
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