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Treatment as part of a clinical trial

Your doctor might recommend other treatments such as cryotherapy or high intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) as part of a clinical trial. 


Cryotherapy uses extreme cold to destroy cancer cells. It's only available in the UK as part of a clinical trial. Find out how you have cryotherapy and how you’ll feel after treatment.

High intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU uses high frequency sound waves targeted at the area of cancer cells. The waves create heat that destroys the cancer cells. You might have HIFU for prostate cancer as part of a clinical trial.

Last reviewed: 
21 Jun 2019

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