29 Mar '11, 1pm

New ultrasonic treatment for prostate cancer

DOCTORS in Singapore have come up with a new treatment for prostate cancer that does not involve surgery or radiation therapy. Instead, it uses ultrasonic waves which converge on the tumour without affecting the surrounding tissue. This eliminates the side effects of current treatments, such as incontinence and impotence. The first treatment of its kind in the world, it has been developed by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and the National Cancer Centre. Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer affecting men in Singapore. About 2,500 cases are diagnosed each year. Seven patients in Singapore have been treated since last August in the project's first clinical trial. They reported no side effects apart from temporary discomfort while urinating. Read the full report in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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