TFTC team contribute to landmark study showing oncological outcomes from focal therapy comparable to radical prostatectomy, Read Evidence,in the media and Recent Blog Post.

prostate cancer treatment is biggest step forward in 20 years

A NON-invasive prostate cancer treatment billed as the biggest step forward in 20 years is effective, a study has confirmed.
Focal therapy prevents side-effects related to surgery and radiotherapy, and means patients can recover at home.

This procedure uses high-intensity ultrasound to heat cancer tissue with millimetre precision or cryotherapy to cool it.

Few public hospitals have the equipment and doctors are sceptical due to lack of long-term data.

But Imperial College London claims to have gathered enough evidence to support its general use.

Professor Hashim Ahmed, a leading prostate cancer expert, said: “Our study has shown that focal therapy carries up to ten-fold reductions in urine leak and sexual problems.

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“HIFU is something people need to be aware of – I believe this treatment should be more widely available and more widely promoted. It wasn’t something suggested to me as a possibility by my urologist and I actually raised it myself. I would recommend HIFU and in fact have recommended it to others.”

Keith (The Focal Therapy Clinic Patient)

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