There are so many reliable treatments that are covered by insurance and medicare, why do some people feel compelled to pursue treatments that are proven to be less efective and they have to pay full price for the privilege of being under treated??
Does HIFU have a future? I don't know....does anyone? I certainly didn't consider it when i read the studues by JHS, Critz, PSG, and others. They all pointed me to either surgery or radiation. They did not point me to HIFU,.
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard shot and daily Jalyn started on 10-7-2010.
IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes 25 fractions started on 11-8-2010
HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13-2010.
PSA <.1 and T 23 on 2-3-2011.
PSA <.1 on 4-7-2011
Second Eligard shot on 4-7-2011