Thanks for tuning in to the Armor Men’s Health Hour Podcast today, where we bring you the latest and greatest in urology care and the best urology humor out there.
In this segment, Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee answer a question emailed in to the program by you, our listeners! If you have a urology or health-related question that you would like to hear answered on the air, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions are answered anonymously (unless otherwise specified), and the answers will likely benefit many people with the same concerns.
Our listener asks, "My urologist has talked to me about a prostate cancer treatment. What is the difference between the CyberKnife procedure and a HIFU?"
-Dr. Mistry reminds us that approximately 350,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Despite being one of the most common cancers in men, it also has a low mortality rate, meaning that treatments are often effective at targeting cancer and prolonging life. This is great news! Dr. Mistry discusses two of these treatments today.
1. Cyberknife- The Cyberknife uses a form of external beam radiation to target cancer in the prostate gland. This procedure is relatively quick; however, it does involve radiation and can have an impact in organs near the prostate gland.
2. HIFU- Short for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, this procedure uses focused sound waves to target prostate tissue in a non-cutting manner. This procedure does not include exposure to radiation and is a good option for men wanting to minimize possible side effects of surgery on erectile and urinary function.
If you have questions regarding prostate cancer treatments or are seeking a second opinion, our team would love to hear from you. Additionally, Dr. Mistry takes time each week to offer free phone consultations to discuss your unique prostate cancer treatment plan.
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Dr. Mistry is a board-certified urologist and has been treating patients in the Austin and Greater Williamson County area since he started his private practice in 2007.
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