HIFU for prostate cancer Q&A
preparation before HIFU treatment
- A diagnosis of prostate cancer is confirmed on a TRUS biopsy.
- Anticoagulant therapy such as warfarin or aspirin should be stopped 10 days prior to having the treatment.
- Pre-operative assessment is carried out to ensure that the patient is fit for anaesthesia and surgery. This includes blood tests, a chest X-ray and an ECG heart tracing.
- Bowel preparation consisting of an enema 2 hours prior to the HIFU treatment.