It’s the biggest cancer breakthrough in decades… and I bet you haven’t heard a thing about it!
Docs have been using sound waves to ATTACK tumors and KILL cancer cells without chemo or radiation — and it’s been working.
In fact, this technique is so effective that even the FDA has approved it for at least one form of the disease.
It’s called high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HiFu — and it can give cancer cells a karate chop that’ll knock them down for the count.
Now, cutting-edge research finds it can also do something else… because even when HiFu can’t treat the cancer, it could help you beat the unbearable cancer pain that often comes along for the ride.
In a series of experiments at the Institute of Cancer Research at Royal Marsden, researchers have been able to use HiFu to burn off nerve endings that cause pain in patients with cancers that had spread to the bone.
Patients say the treatment itself hurts for a few moments — but once it’s over, the pain is gone…fast.
“I’m amazed how I don’t really feel anything now, I feel very little pain,” former school teacher Moira Rogers, who had been battling crippling pain from cancer that spread to her bones, told CBS News.
Now, she says she no longer feels held back and can go out and do things she never thought should could do again, such as travel.
While it’s still considered experimental, the FDA approved HiFu last year for prostate cancer — and some of the biggest names in medicine are now offering treatments, including Stanford, NYU, the Mayo Clinic, University of Virginia Health System, Duke, Sloan-Kettering, and more.
And it’s already been approved in other countries for cancers of the liver, kidney, breast and pancreas as well as treating Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, neuropathic pain, and more.
Some doctors believe it may even be able to stop deadly brain tumors.
This technology is still in its early stages, and it might be a few years before it’s perfected. But if you think you have a condition that might respond to HiFu, don’t wait.
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has a list of places where HiFu is available, including universities where clinical trials are getting under way, which you can find right here.