Prostate Cancer Information
What is the Prostate?
The prostate is a chestnut shaped gland surrounding the beginning of the urethra in the male. It varies in size according to the patient's age. It is located under the bladder in front of the rectum.
Contrary to many generally accepted ideas the prostate is not linked to sexual desire or related to the mechanisms of erection. In fact, the function of the prostate gland is to produce the major part of the seminal fluid which is used as a means of transportation of sperm.Prostate Cancer Research
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs when cells within the prostate grow uncontrollably, creating small tumors. Prostate cancer is typically comprised of multiple, very small tumors within the prostate.
When the tumors are confined to the prostate the disease is often curable using interventions such as surgery or Ablatherm® HIFU that aim to remove or kill all cells in the prostate. Signs and symptoms are usually not evident in the early stages of prostate cancer.Prostate Cancer Articles
What is cancer?
Normal cells in the body are constantly dividing, maturing and then dying in a tightly controlled process.
Cells are called cancerous when their growth is no longer well-regulated. Instead of dying, as they should, cancer cells outlive normal cells and continue to form new, abnormal cells. Abnormal cell growths are called tumors.
If you have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have many questions regarding your disease, treatment options and the possible outcomes and effects.
This website contains information on prostate cancer and the various treatment options available including High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
We hope that you and your family will have a better understanding of the disease. You will also learn why treatment with HIFU is safe, effective and with fewer side effects than other forms of prostate cancer treatment.Maple Leaf HIFU