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Who would be suitable for HIFU?

Men with localised biopsy proven prostate cancer, who understand the treatment options of robotic/radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy, radiation therapy, or active cancer surveillance, and accept the relatively minor risks of HIFU treatment, are considered suitable for HIFU.

The following are important selection criteria;
  • Clinical Stage T1-T2 N0 M0 (localised prostate tumours)
  • Gleason score 5-7
  • Preferably less than 50% prostate biopsies involved with cancer
  • PSA less than 20 ng/ml
  • Prostate volume less than 40cc and minimal prostate calcification (measured on transrectal ultrasound scan)
  • No underlying prostate obstruction to urine flow. Some men require preliminary TURP to remove part of the prostate prior to HIFU.
  • Previous TURP even years ago is ok
  • Previous failed external beam radiation therapy is ok, as HIFU suitable for salvage treatment.
  • No active disease of the anus/rectum
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