Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa doctor one of few using new treatment for prostate cancer

by Martin Espinoza | The Press Democrat | December 3, 2015 Santa Rosa urologist Michael Lazar has been traveling to Puerto Vallarta since 2007, though not exactly for sun and fun. Lazar is part of a vanguard of urologists who are treating prostate cancer with a newly approved procedure in the United States that uses ultrasound to zap cancerous tissue. The procedure, known as high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, is used in more than 30 countries around the world. Until this fall, it had not been cleared for use in the United States. Lazar, who has traveled to Mexico six to eight times a year since 2007 to treat American men diagnosed with prostate cancer, is now one of a handful of doctors expanding use [...]

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