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New Concepts in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer


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This is a short clip by Dr. Herb Riemenschneider of Riverside Urology in Columbus, Ohio about Prostate Cancer, the second leading cause of malignant death in men. Dr. Herb discusses testing for prostate cancer using both PSA and PCA3 followed by the 3T MRI or 3 Tesla MRI which is the latest technology in imaging of the prostate. Tesla refers to the strength of the magnetic field. With 3T MRI a scan with three-dimensional images can be done which now allows us to look inside the organ which allows for early diagnosis and ultimately treatment.

The latest treatment for prostate cancer; HIFU, short for high intensity focused ultrasound, is the focusing of high intensity sound waves to create heat at a specific point, called the focal point. With state-of-the-art technology, HIFU can be used to destroy targeted tissue eliminating the cancer yet leaving the organ in place. Much like lumpectomy does for women in treating breast cancer. With HIFU you avoid radical surgery and its complications. This minimally invasive treatment allows you to heal quickly and return to normal activities in about a week. 

The combination of these tools is revolutionizing how we deal with Prostate Cancer. If you’ve been searching without answer, tell us a little about your situation and we’ll do our best to help you.