What Is HIFU?

Q:  
What is high-intensity focused ultrasound?
A:
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a radiation-free therapy approved by the FDA, which uses ultrasound instead of radiation for a cancer treatment. The waves from HIFU, can kill cancer cells associated with a single tumor or part of a large tumor, while it is not useful for the metastasized ones.
As one of the treatments of the prostate cancer, HIFU is more likely to preserve the whole prostate gland after destroying prostate cancer cells. And this makes a low occurrence of side effects.

Keywords: hifu prostate cancer; hifu prostate cancer treatment.

 

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