Prostate cancer treatment options - PATIENTS
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for Patients
The Maple Leaf HIFU physicians working at the Cleveland Clinic Canada want you to understand as much as possible about prostate cancer and treatment alternatives. Our website is a source of patient and physician information, bringing together research, video and a comprehensive summary on prostate cancer.
There are various treatments options available for patients with prostate cancer. Treatment options will vary depending on the stage or degree to which the prostate cancer has spread as well as the age and general health of the patient. Prostate cancer treatment options include surgery, radiation, brachytherapy, cryotherapy and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU.
Learn more about the HIFU process and the patients who have undergone treatment. Clinical research and trials support the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound as an effective alternative to destroy localized prostate cancer in men without surgery or radiation. This outpatient procedure is safe, efficient and has fewer side effects than other forms of treatment.
HIFU Prostate Cancer Treatment
Our website is designed to provide information on prostate cancer treatment options, particularly High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatments, for patients and physicians.
Our clinic treats hundreds of patients from around the world every year. We offer the only Ablatherm HIFU device in North America in our world class Toronto clinic, in association with the U.S. Cleveland Clinic.
HIFU is an outpatient procedure lasting about 2 hours, with cure rates favorable to other forms of treatment. Treatment by HIFU, however, results in less side effects including incontinence and impotence.
HIFU is non-invasive with no radiation and no effect to the surrounding organs.
If you have further questions, or want to know if you qualify, simply fill out the confidential form or call one of our friendly clinical nurses at 1(877) 370-HIFU (1-877-370-4438).Our Clinic
Prostate Cancer Information
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
In the U.S. alone, more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. The prostate is a walnut sized gland that produces semen. The prostate is located in front of the rectum, directly behind the bladder.
The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, but the greatest risk factor for prostate cancer is age, followed by family history and race.
There are few symptoms of prostate cancer in the early stages. The best means of detection is though screening, including a digital rectal exam and a PSA test.
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- What is the Prostate?
- What is Cancer?
- How Common is Prostate Cancer?
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Do I Qualify for HIFU?
- Are Payment Plans Available?
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