Am I a Candidate for HIFU
You are a candidate for HIFU treatment if you have a diagnosis of prostate cancer based on a biopsy. The stages of cancer that are treatable by HIFU are the same stages that are treatable by surgery or radiation with the exception that curative treatment is only possible with surgery, radiation, or HIFU if you have reasonably localized disease as determined by biopsy and staging tests.
In other words, if your cancer extends to that portion of prostate called the seminal vesicles or outside the prostate, this would make you a stage T3. In stage T3, patients have limited cure rates because the cancer has spread outside the prostate. Treatments for such patients is only done for local control. The disease should be locally controlled and reduced in size or it may cause problems such as pain, bleeding, and inability to urinate. To learn more about HIFU for primary prostate cancer and stages of prostate cancer click the buttons below.
Am I a Candidate for HIFU after Radiation Failure?
You are a candidate for HIFU treatment for radiation failure if you have a diagnosis of prostate cancer based on a biopsy. The stages of cancer that are treatable by HIFU are the same stages that are treatable by salvage surgery or salvage radiation. Curative treatment is possible in localized recurrence with HIFU with reduced risk of rectal injury and incontinence.
In other words, if your cancer extends to that portion of prostate called the seminal vesicles or outside the prostate, this would make you a stage T3. In stage T3, patients have limited cure rates because the cancer has spread outside the prostate. Local treatments for such patients is only done for local control. The disease should be locally controlled and reduced in size or it may cause problems such as pain, bleeding, and inability to urinate.There are additional treatments that may be added such as pelvic radiation to lymph nodes and anti androgen therapy that may prevent metastases. These treatment decisions have to be made individually based on the patients health,ability and willingness to tolerate side effects varies depending on type of cancer, grade, extent and prior therapy.
Cure of prostate cancer or disease-free survival for long periods of time can be achieved only in patients who have cancer recurrence that is confined to the prostate. If you have metastatic disease, cure may not be possible.Men with limited metastases (low volume disease may benefit from treatment of the primary disease in the prostate in select cases. Most men with distant metastases will need combination therapy with anti androgens, testosterone suppression, immunotherapy and chemotherapy
To find answers to commonly asked questions in relation to prostate cancer radiation failure and HIFU, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here. We would love to provide more information regarding this treatment option and help you determine whether or not you are qualified. To learn more, please call us now at our toll free number, (844) HIFU-FLA, or fill out the form below!
Have you had any type of radiation therapy (includes external beam,IMRT,HDR and Proton therapy) for prostate cancer for localized disease?
Do you have elevated PSA ? Has your PSA risen after it has reached its lowest level after radiation treatment?
Have you had a positive biopsy of the prostate two years after radiation was completed ?
Do you want to have a minimally invasive procedure with lower side effects compared to freezing,salvage radiation or salvage surgery to treat your radiation failure?
To determine if you are a candidate for HIFU treatment after radiation failure, refer to the following questions. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may qualify as a candidate for HIFU for radiation failure.
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-If you have newly diagnosed prostate cancer or radiation failure, including when you had radiation
-Pathology Gleason Score prior to radiation treatment
-PSA before radiation, if known
-Lowest level of PSA after radiation
-Date of most recent MRI, if available
-Date of your prostate biopsy after radiation that shows you have recurrence
-What is your current PSA
-When did PSA start rising
-Best telephone number to contact you
-Convenient time you'd like to be contacted.