By Jarrett Ellington
What Is it?
What Are The Symptoms?
How Is It Diagnosed?
Is There a Treatment?
How Is It Inherited?
What Is The Patient's Lifespan?
What Is Some of The Current Research?
Researchers are looking at newer forms of treatment for early stage prostate cancer. These new treatments could be used either as the first type of treatment or after radiation therapy in cases where it was not successful. One treatment, known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), destroys cancer cells by heating them with highly focused ultrasonic beams. This treatment has been used more in Europe, but it is not available outside of clinical trials in the United States at this time. Studies are now under way to determine its safety and effectiveness.