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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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