Is HIFU Right For Me?
What You Need To Know About HIFU & Prostate Cancer Treatment
Am I A Candidate?
A personalized consultation with your doctor is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for HIFU treatment. In general, HIFU is appropriate and effective for men with early stage, localized prostate cancer.
HIFU may also be a preferred alternative for men with recurrent prostate cancer, who are looking to avoid more aggressive approaches such as surgery and radiation. Depending on the severity of your cancer, HIFU may provide similar results with much less in the way of complications like impotence and incontinence.
Additionally, men who are undergoing active surveillance of their prostate cancer, may decide to take a more proactive approach to their cancer. In these cases, HIFU is a viable alternative for non-invasive treatment of early stage prostate cancer.
Whether you’re just beginning your research, or looking for a second opinion, speaking with a member from our team of nearly 40 urologists and HIFU experts is a good first step. With a simple consultation they can begin helping you to understand if HIFU is a good fit for you, taking into consideration factors like your cancer level, lifestyle and other important variables.
If you would like a consultation with one of our HIFU urologists simply provide your name and E-mail address below and one of our schedulers will reach out to you to arrange a convenient time for you with the doctor, for a tour of our facility and to speak with someone knowledgeable at the facility regarding this exciting new technology.
Prostate Cancer HIFU Checklist
The following information can be helpful in getting the most out of a consultation with your HIFU surgeon.
- What stage has your prostate cancer been diagnosed at?
- Gleason score
- PSA levels
- Any other testing you’ve had performed
- Any side effects or complications you’ve had from other treatments?
- Complications from a physical procedure like surgery
- Negative consequences from radiation treatment
- Reaction to medication or other diet-based alternatives
MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION
Let the highly professional team at encinoHIFU help you make an informed decision.