The most important thing to do is make sure you have discussed all aspects of the treatment, and complications, as listed above with your doctor and nurse specialist. You should also organise someone to pick you up and escort you home, after you have treatment.
We want to involve you in all the decisions about your care and treatment. If you decide to go ahead with prostate HIFU treatment, by law we must ask you to sign a consent form before proceeding with the treatment. This confirms that you agree to have the procedure and understand what it involves. Staff will explain all the risks, benefits and alternatives before they ask you to sign a consent form. If you are unsure about any aspect of your proposed treatment, please do not hesitate to speak with a senior member of staff again.
You will be asked to not eat anything for at least six hours before the procedure. You should NOT drink anything for at least two to four hours before the procedure.
On the morning of the procedure you will be given an enema to clear your rectum. This allows us to have clearer ultrasound pictures during HIFU treatment.
As a group of consultants we are passionate about prostate cancer sufferers knowing about all of their treatment options.
We know that settling on the right treatment is a big decision for you. If you would like to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient advocates about your diagnosis and the HIFU Focal Therapy treatment option then please do not hesitate to get in touch today.
All enquiries to The Focal Therapy Clinic are confidential, and we are delighted to offer our advice and support with no obligation.