An update on prostate cancer treatment
“Even though prostate cancer patients are anxious to receive treatment, they still want to minimize their exposure to anyone outside their COVID bubble. One procedure that is especially attractive to our patients is focal therapy high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Focal therapy HIFU is appropriate for patients whose prostate cancer is diagnosed at a higher grade and stage, but is still confined to the prostate. We use guided imagery to locate and destroy only the diseased portion of the prostate. It is done quickly (approximately two to three hours), in a single session. Patients like the ability to get in and out, with minimal exposure to the health care system. Focal therapy HIFU is ideal for this.”
David A. Silver is a urologist.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “The ideal elective surgery during a pandemic.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/02/the-ideal-elective-surgery-during-a-pandemic.html)