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May I ask what PCa stand for?
You are diagnosed by a Urologist?
May I know what is written in the report?
The Gleason Score is the grading system used to determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. If the Gleason Score is written as 3+4=7, it means most of the tumour is grade 3 and the next largest section of the tumour is grade 4, together they make up the total Gleason Score.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a prostate cancer treatment that uses the energy of highly focused ultrasound to pinpoint, heat and kill prostate cancer cells. Unlike radiation and surgery, HIFU is a non-invasive (no incisions) outpatient procedure that leaves healthy tissue unharmed.
HIFU treatment for localized prostate cancer is especially relevant for total or radical treatment of the entire prostate gland for patients with:
Higher stage cancer (T3) or more aggressive cancers (Gleason score higher than 7) are possible but this option has to be discussed with a urologist expert.