HIFU as a treatment for Prostate Cancer.

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Hifu stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound.  This treatment uses sonic energy to treat cancer.  The doctors can use the highly focused beams to better focus on certain areas making this a great choice for many people.


Many doctors are using Hifu to treat prostrate cancer.  Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in males and doctors are making great strides in the treatment of this condition.  Over a quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.


Hifu uses hyperthermia therapy.  Hyperthermia therapy is where heat is used to damage and kill the cancer cells in your body.  The heat in the cells can raise to 90 degrees Celsius in a matter of minutes.  It can also make the harmful cells more sensitive to other cancer treatments, like radiation and chemotherapy.  


This out patient procedure usually last a few hours and has been shown to have less side affects than other cancer treatments currently on the market.  Hifu is a non-invasive or minimally invasive therapy.  Another one of the advantages of using Hifu is it is very precise.  It can be targeted to treat very specific cancer cells.   A few of the limits of this treatment are the high cost and it is limited to cancer that has not spread outside of the prostate.


 There have been promising results in treating prostate cancer with Hifu treatments.


Diet can affect the chances of men getting this disease.  Doctors say you should avoid a high fat diet and eat less in general.  Increase the diversity of foods you eat and of course get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet each day.  Some specific foods to add to your diet are green tea, garlic, tomatoes, red wine, olive oil, soy, vegetables, and fish.  Limit your red meat consumption.
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1 comments:

Chelsey April 12, 2012 at 3:02 AM  

This treatment uses sonic energy to treat cancer.
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