Comparing the Morbidity of HIFU to CYRO After Failed Radiation Therapy

Currently, there are a number of different treatments used to treat recurrent prostate cancer when the primary treatment had radiation has failed. In this situation surgery is considered very difficult and can only be successfully performed by an experienced surgeon, so alternative treatments are often considered. Long-term data about the success of these alternative treatments [...]

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and [...]

HIFU Treatment a Possible Salvage Therapy After Failed EBRT

A recently published article in Urology Times claims that salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) appears to be an effective treatment option for locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) failure. The study, which this article reported on, used data from analyses of 6-year oncologic outcomes show. When the researchers did a [...]

On the Horizon – HIFU for the Treatment of Recurrent Prostate Cancer – A Video and Current Trials

On June 22, 2010 I wrote about the clinical trials currently being run in the United States using High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) for the adjuvant treatment for recurrent prostate cancer after the failure of primary radiation therapy. Since approximately 1/3 o all primary radiation therapy will ultimately fail, there is a great need to [...]

Salvage Radiotherapy (SRT) After High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Recurrent Localized Prostate Cancer

The use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the primary treatment of prostate cancer will probably become more common in the very near future. HIFU has been used for many years in Europe and Mexico and has recently been in clinical trials in the United States. HIFU has been a successful method of prostate cancer [...]

HIFU For The Treatment Of Recurrent Prostate Cancer Post Failed Radiotherapy

What are you going to do if you have had radiation therapy as a primary prostate cancer therapy and the cancer has reoccurred? If the disease has remained in the prostate gland some men are able to go back and have surgery, but the condition the gland has been left in post radiation makes it [...]

Clinical Trial Using HIFU for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer After Radiation Failure

HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) is one of the newer treatments for prostate cancer. Although not yet approved in the United States it has received a lot of press and growing popularity as a primary treatment option. There are a number of European countries already using it as a regular treatment modality and there are a [...]

Salvage HIFU – A New Alternative for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is slowly becoming a better-known treatment for prostate cancer in the United States. (What is HIFU- high-intensity focused ultrasound that rapidly heats and destroys the prostate.) HIFU has been used in Europe and Mexico for a period with an increasing number of Americans becoming interested in it and traveling to receive [...]

HIFU For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to destroy cancerous tissue with focused sound waves. It has been used for a period of time in both Europe and Mexico as a primary prostate cancer treatment. Currently, in the United States there is a phase III trial being conducted [...]

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HIFU As A Salvage Therapy After External Beam Therapy

Salvage treatment options for prostate cancer after the failure of radiation as a primary treatment is often seen as a reason to avoid radiation as a primary treatment modality. The common collective wisdom is that after failed radiation our options for additional treatment of recurrent prostate cancer are limited to systematic treatments, hormone therapy, Ketoconazole [...]