Prostate Cancer Leads Aerospace Biomedical Technician to Discover High-Tech HIFU

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By Medmaven — SEPT 25, 2018

 

So, at age 58, when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I was determined to get it taken care of, and hold on to my quality of life in the process.

In those explorations, I ultimately discovered a medical procedure called HIFU, which is shorthand for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Essentially, with HIFU, the doctor directs high-frequency sound waves to heat up and burn off diseased tissue in the prostate using an ultrasound probe. As I found in my research, this approach has been shown to result in reduced side effects like impotence and incontinence, according to some studies in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

 

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