In addition to the risk of death, prostate cancer can also cause serious quality of life problems in advanced stages. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is very important in the treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can progress insidiously without any symptoms in the early stages, so it is very important that routine prostate checks are not interrupted. Many negative side effects may occur when general cancer treatment such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy is applied in prostate cancer. HIFU treatment, known as High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, provides very successful results in the treatment of prostate cancer with non-surgical methods. HIFU provides non-surgical treatment in prostate cancer, providing the opportunity to recover without reducing the quality of life and without causing various side effects.
Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis Process of Prostate Cancer
Genetic factors have a great effect on the development of prostate cancer, as in almost every cancer disease. People with a family history of prostate cancer have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Smoking, overweight, and age increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease that progresses silently and often shows no symptoms in the early stages. In prostate cancer, various urination problems may develop due to the pressure on the urinary channels and bladder. Prostate cancer can cause symptoms such as pain when urinating and blood in the urine. Prostate cancer is detected by cancer screenings or tests, and after the biopsy, the treatment process for cancerous tissues begins.
Overview of HIFU Non-Surgical Prostate Cancer Treatment
In the treatment of prostate cancer without HIFU surgery, cancerous tissues can be removed with non-surgical methods. In HIFU treatment, which is applied by preserving healthy tissues without interfering with the entire prostate tissue, only cancerous tissues can be targeted with pinpoint focusing. HIFU is a very comfortable treatment method with low side effects and fast recovery time. The protection of the surrounding tissues, the fact that it does not cause problems such as sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence makes the HIFU method frequently preferred. HIFU is applied under light sedation. The cancerous area can be reached directly with the probe sent from the anus without incision. HIFU device works with the principle of sending powerful ultrasound waves to cancerous tissues. With HIFU, non-surgical prostate cancer treatment can be completed within a few hours.