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HIFU Treatment May Be as Effective as Surgery or Radiotherapy to Destroy Prostate Tumors

Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumors may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. A new study tracked men with prostate cancer who received a type of treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The treatment is similar to a ‘lumpectomy’ for other cancers – where doctors remove only tumor cells, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.

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source: News Medical