Jun 24, 2012 - 10:01 am
Recently I have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. I have taken steps to insure this has not spread and I have spoken with different oncologists about my options. I have opted for surgery, but I am still concerned of the effects from having it. I read about a treatment HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound.) This treatment is only done outside the US. It is still in the midst of FDA approval in the US. Has anyone had this treatment or know of someone who has? From what I've read, it sounds much better than radiation and less invasive as surgery, with higher percentage rates of keeping erectile functioning and less chance of incontinence. I also know it is expensive and not a lot of insurers cover this procedure. I would still be curious to know what others who may have experienced this think about it.