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Sound tackles prostate cancer

A pioneering new type of prostate cancer treatment is using sound waves to target individual cells. It could prove highly effective and have fewer side effects.

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'Encouraging signs' from new prostate therapy

A new prostate cancer treatment could provide more effective and targeted results:

  • A light beam of ultrasound heats up cancer cells in an area as big as a grain of rice to 80 degrees
  • The intensity of heat totally destroys the cancer cells
  • It cuts down on damage to healthy tissues and reduces side-effects
  • Treatment is known as HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound)

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