Prostate Cancer

Santa Rosa Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar is Making History with a Nonsurgical, Outpatient Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Dr. Lazar and his staff are proud to be early leaders in the usage of HIFU. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves target cancer cells with precision in a one-to-four-hour procedure that has little or no side affects and a quick recovery rate, giving those diagnosed with prostate cancer another choice over surgery or [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:23+00:00 April 26th, 2016|

Prostate cancer treatment which avoids harming sexual performance soon available on NHS

A revolutionary prostate cancer treatment which avoids harming men’s sexual performance could soon be available on the NHS. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound kills the tumour with heat without damaging healthy tissue around it. In an NHS trial led by University College Hospital, London, 625 men were treated. After five years 93% were cancer-free. Only 15% [...]

2016-09-23T11:30:37+00:00 April 5th, 2016|

Prostate cancer targeted with ultrasound ‘could transform treatment’

The study - on the effectiveness of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat men with localized prostate cancer - featured at the European Association of Urology Congress (EAU16) in Munich, Germany, March 11-15, 2016. Led by University College Hospital (UCH) in London, UK, the study followed 625 men between 2004-2015, who were treated in the [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:23+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

Best-selling Author John Grisham Turns HIFU Advocate

John Grisham Turns Promoter for Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Takes a break from legal thrillers to tout HIFU's benefits Best-selling author John Grisham has a side job. When the legal thriller writer is taking a break from stories of tort reform and multi-million dollar trials, or of small town justice gone awry and blackmailed jurors -- [...]

2016-09-23T11:40:42+00:00 March 1st, 2016|

Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment HIFU Now Available in the U.S.

After much anticipation the FDA has finally approved for market in the United States the Sonablate® for the ablation of prostate tissue. Sonablate® is the first High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) device to receive FDA regulatory authorization for prostate tissue ablation. HIFU offers an effective treatment for localized prostate cancer with significantly less risk of [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 November 12th, 2015|

HIFU Now Available In the U.S. Ending a Long Awaited FDA Approval Process

After much anticipation the FDA has finally approved for market in the United States the Sonablate® for the ablation of prostate tissue. Sonablate® is the first High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) device to receive FDA regulatory authorization for prostate tissue ablation. HIFU offers an effective treatment for localized prostate cancer with significantly less risk of [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 November 10th, 2015|

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Therapy is Gaining International Acceptance for the Treatment of Medical Conditions

A growing number of international medical organizations have already adopted High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for treating an increasing number of conditions, and as a viable option to traditional invasive surgery, according to Dr. Michael Lazar, a Santa Rosa, California-based Urologist and a leading advocate for HIFU as an effective treatment for prostate cancer. [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 September 8th, 2015|

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Get a Checkup, Have a PSA Blood Test and Learn About Symptoms of the Disease as well as Treatment Options September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. About 220,800 new cases of this type of cancer are reported each year, along with 27,540 deaths attributed to the disease annually. One in seven men will be [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|

Image Fusion Technology Combines MRI and Ultrasound Images to Treat Prostate Cancer

New Hardware and Software Increases Accuracy For Targeting Malignant Cells, Sparing Healthy Tissue SonaCare Medical, LLC, the makers of innovative High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) medical devices for the treatment of prostate cancer, has announced the roll-out of its newest technology – called Sonafuse Profuse – introduced this summer at the treatment center in Puerto [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 August 31st, 2015|

Dr. Michael Lazar Named Medical Director of the SonaCare HIFU Pilot Project in Puerto Vallarta

Leading Santa Rosa, California, Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar, has been named Medical Director of the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) project currently underway at a well-equipped medical facility in Puerto Valarta, Mexico. This procedure involves the implementation of a new technology using sound waves to destroy cancer cells in the male prostate gland. This project [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|