HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) in Lagos
The medical technique known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) uses ultrasound waves to treat prostate cancer.
HIFU is a prostate cancer treatment that targets, heats, and kills prostate cancer cells using the energy of highly concentrated ultrasound. HIFU is a non-invasive (no incisions) outpatient procedure that does not damage healthy tissue, unlike radiation and surgery.
For patients with early stage prostate cancer, HIFU is an alternative to monitoring (no treatment).
For tumors that are small and limited to a specific region (localized) of the prostate, as an alternative to or as a follow-up to radiation, surgery, or other ineffective treatments.