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Sound wave treatment zaps prostate tumours

Postby talkhealth on Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:04 pm

Men with prostate cancer could soon be offered sound wave treatment that rids 90 per cent of sufferers of the disease, while doubling their chances of avoiding debilitating side effects.

The therapy closely targets tumours, causing much less damage to healthy tissue than conventional surgery or radiotherapy.

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is already used in some NHS hospitals and private clinics, often to treat the entire half of the prostate where the cancer was situated.

Read more on this story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... fects.html
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