Focal therapy could become a new treatment for men with localised, but clinically significant prostate cancer (that is, a cancer that requires immediate treatment, and would not be recommended for active surveillance). It involves treating just the cancer, while leaving the rest of the prostate and surrounding tissue intact. It could have the potential to cure prostate cancer, while sparing men from the side effects the experience from whole gland therapy like radiotherapy or prostatectomy.
On this page, you can find out more about what focal therapy is, how it works and what research we’re funding to work out if this could be a beneficial treatment for some men with localised prostate cancer.
Chris and Andy both chose focal therapy, because they were attracted by the idea of treating their cancer, without experiencing life-changing side effects. But no two men are the same, and they all experienced treatment differently. Read more below about why they chose focal therapy, how it worked out for them, and how they feel now about the decisions they made.