Significant advances in the treatment of prostate cancer with high intensity ultrasound
New York: Significant advances in the treatment of prostate cancer have been made with a new ultrasound technology. Patients were found to have no side effects during the Phase II clinical trial.
Specialists at the Memorial Saloon Catering Cancer Center (MSK) in Manhattan have used high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) techniques that have benefited many people. This method has also been shown to prevent further spread of prostate cancer in patients and reduce side effects.
In a study published on June 14, 2022, Professor Behfar Ehdal and his colleagues said that traditional therapies affect patients with sexual problems as well as the entire urinary system. But this does not happen in HIFU and the patient is protected from side effects.
In this procedure, the patient is placed in an MRI machine and the same image is used to identify the site of prostate cancer. Focused ultrasound is then performed on the cancerous site. In this process, the cancer cells are destroyed by heating them to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks to MRI, they are destroyed from different angles.
So far, the procedure is safe and has been tested on many patients.