After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer across the U.S. In fact, according to the latest research, there have been approximately 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer in America this year, including close to 33,330 deaths.
The cancer originates in the prostate gland and grows at a slow or rapid pace depending on the case. While patients may not experience any signs or symptoms in the early stages of the condition, they gradually experience trouble urinating, pelvic discomfort, bone pain, and blood in semen, among a wide range of other symptoms.
Over the years, UroNav guided fusion biopsy has emerged as one of the most effective diagnostic tools for the debilitating condition. Here are five benefits of the state-of-the-art system:
1. Precise Identification of the Suspicious Area
The cutting-edge biopsy system allows physicians to examine the prostate in real time. They receive a 3D image that precisely identifies and outlines the suspicious area.
Unlike conventional diagnostic tools, the UroNav guided fusion biopsy system offers enhanced precision, comprehensiveness, and clarity, thereby eliminating the need for numerous biopsies.
Physicians can easily detect aggressive tumors without worrying about accuracy.
2. Reduced Risk of Insufficient Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
Since the cutting-edge system helps urologists examine the affected area in detail, the risk of misdiagnosis is reduced.
The condition in question can be carefully and thoroughly navigated to determine the right course of treatment and avoid overtreatment, which is a common concern when diagnosing prostate cancer using conventional software.
3. Short Recovery Period
The innovative system plays a central role in shortening the recovery period as patients receive individualized treatment that addresses their condition. Instead of leaving certain factors in a state of limbo and selecting an invasive treatment plan, urologists can effectively and confidently select the right treatment.
This protocol helps patients gain relief from prostate cancer through noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments that don’t require extensive hospitalization. While some patients may require invasive surgery, they are still likely to recover faster since their treatment plan is more accurate and effective.
4. Reduced Risk of Infection
According to research, 5% of men experience infections caused by transrectal biopsies. These commonly range from UTIs to fatal sepsis. The UroNav fusion biopsy system lowers the risk of potential infection or bleeding.
If you’re showing symptoms of prostate cancer you can find a doctor that right for you for diagnosis and treatment. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we’re here to help. We also offer physical therapy services and treatment plans for hip joint pain and neck pain.