Team of French urologists compared traditional method of prostate cancer treatment – the radical prostatectomy with HIFU method in localized prostate cancer treatment.
588 patients with comparable
Gleason score, PSA level and clinical condition were compared. The average age of surgically treated was 61 years and treated using HIFU 65 years.
It is true that 7-year survival rate without the use of salvage radiotherapy was lower in patients who
have been treated using HIFU than a radical prostatectomy, but what is important, the rate of 5-year
survival free from relapse in case of treatment after the relapse treated with radiotherapy was
favorable in group treated with HIFU than patients after radical prostatectomy (91% versus 75%, p:
Based on the nine-year follow-up, it was found that both treatments provide similar therapeutic effects of 90%.