Each year, approximately 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Today, patients with prostate cancer have more advanced treatment options available to help provide better, life-saving outcomes.
Focal One High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally-invasive treatment option that allows patients to go home the same day. The treatment is highly focused, sparing surrounding tissue and reducing the risk of side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.Learn More
Focal One HIFU is a medical procedure that uses higher intensity ultrasound waves targeted directly at the prostate to accurately destroy the diseased tissue.
The highly focused energy from the ultrasound causes the temperature of the tissue to rise, and the heat destroys the targeted tissue area. The ultrasound beams can pass through layers of healthy tissue, leaving them unharmed until they reach their target.
Patients with early-stage prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate are the best candidates for Focal One HIFU treatment. Focal One HIFU can be used to treat a single tumor or part of a large tumor, as visible on an MRI or ultrasound.
Focal One HIFU may also be an effective therapy for recurrent prostate cancer when patient may not have any other treatment options available. Your urologist will discuss the benefits and risks of Focal One HIFU, and whether this treatment option is right for you.
The advantages of a high-intensity focused ultrasound include:
HIFU is an outpatient procedure that typically takes between one and four hours to perform, depending on each patient's specific circumstances.