I saw where HIFU is being promoted by Cleveland Clinic Canada. It is only just being made available (at very few facilities) in the US. I am in the queue to get IMRT external beam radiation as my TURP'd prostate not considered a candidate for surgery. I'd have to reach into my own pocket to go with HIFU -- my insurance won't cover it. Anyone with HIFU experience? Is it that much better/safer than radiation for me to consider it. HIFU is a (hopefully) one time outpatient procedure taking 2 hours or so. Radiation would mean
9 weeks of daily (weekday) treatments. Gleason 8; right half only. Prostate size of 36 cc or so fits within the 40cc HIFU constraints. PSA a strangely low 2.7. TURP is actually a good thing when it comes to HIFU.