Retired Chartered Surveyor Stuart and he decided to get checked out for prostate cancer.
Initial tests led to a biopsy which showed there were some cancer cells in the vicinity of his prostate but, as they were a ‘less aggressive type’ he was placed on ‘watchful surveillance’. But six months later a prostate-specific antigen PSA test showed the cells had multiplied and Stuart, who lives in Weymouth, needed treatment.
"Mr Afzal explained the procedure and it appeared to offer a considerable reduction of the risks of undesirable side effects and decided that was what I wanted."
Mr Afzal explained, "Instead of having to cut into the patient HIFU involves precision focused ultrasound waves which raise the temperature of the target tissue to 80-90°C in two to three seconds, effectively destroying the targeted cancerous tissues.”
The treatment required just one night in hospital and Stuart was ‘back to full fitness less than a week later. To read the full article please follow this link: http://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/hospital/newshome?p_hosp_name=BMI%20The%20Winterbourne%20Hospital&p_hosp_id=295&p_region_id=132&p_news_id=4536&in_page=News%20and%20Events