1 (edited by Willow Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:30:44)

Topic: Anyone had HIFU for bone met pain?

Legend
Online
From: California
Registered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 668
High intensity focused ultrasound is "HIFU"
My sister will have this relatively novel treatment for a bone met (rib). It's used when radiation is not an ideal option. Anyone heard of or had this tx?

Here's a little more info:
HIFU has been successfully applied in treatment of cancer to destroy solid tumors of the bone, brain, breast, liver, pancreas, rectum, kidney, testes, prostate.[9][10][11][12] At this stage, cancer treatments are still in the investigatory phases as there is a need to find more about their effectiveness.[citation needed]

HIFU has been found to offer palliative care. CE approval has been given for palliative treatment of bone metastasis.[13] Experimentally, a palliative effect was found in cases of advanced pancreatic cancer.[14]

Willow

Willow

Re: Anyone had HIFU for bone met pain?

Hi Willow,

A few links on HIFU -

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer- … sound-hifu

I was at a conference last week where Prof Wignore was a speaker and he has written a piece about HIFU on his blog -

http://profstevewigmore.wordpress.com/2 … ow-impact/

Best wishes,

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: Anyone had HIFU for bone met pain?

Thank you, Gavin. Great that you made it to that conference!

Willow

Re: Anyone had HIFU for bone met pain?

You're welcome Willow. It was a good day and I learned a lot from the presentations, looking forward to the next one!

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.