Posted 6/10/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)
Let's be real. It will never cost $6,000 in the US. The FDA won't approve it for another 5 to 10 years. When Caverject goes off the market for 18 months because the FDA had an issue with the labeling, I don't think HIFU will get anywhere quickly.
You also need to read about the awlful side effects when something goes wrong. It's not a perfect solution except for the early diagnosed guys.
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.