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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

User
Posted 03 Dec 2018 at 19:57

Hello,

Re: Localised Prostate Cancer

During the summer, I went to my GP for a minor condition (not related to PC) and was asked to have a blood test.

When the results came back, it showed my PSA level to be 6.1. My GP was a bit concerned about this and asked me to go for a second test. I had not showed any previous symptoms related to PC.

I went back to my GP in August, and the PSA level had slightly dropped to 5.1. Nonetheless, my GP referred me for a MRI scan to see if I might have PC. The MRI scan showed some suspicious areas on the prostate so I was then sent for a Prostate Biopsy.

The results showed that I had Localised Prostate Cancer and, after a discussion with the consultant, I was offered 3 treatment options; Surgery to remove the whole prostate, radiotherapy and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).

After another discussion with a surgeon and my partner, I have decided to opt for HIFU. This will take place on 10th December 2018.

If anyone has undergone this procedure, I would love to here about your experience both on the day of the procedure and how it affected you  afterwards?

I will update this post after my procedure for anyone who maybe in a similar position.

Thanks,

William

 

User
Posted 04 Dec 2018 at 08:13
It's pretty cutting edge in the UK:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/news-and-views/2018/7/hifu

User
Posted 04 Dec 2018 at 15:31

You may be interested in 'HIFU-my experience' as detailed in this link :- https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/posts/t10960-HIFU--my-experience#post133611

 

Edited by member 04 Dec 2018 at 15:32  | Reason: Not specified

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