HIFU an abbreviation for the medical procedure, broken down as a high intensive focus ultrasound, a type of cancer treatment for women. This high frequency sound machine that gives off high intensity ultrasound beam. Introduced in South Africa by the ChongQing city commerce from China, in Baragwaneth hospital Soweto.
We visited the hospital on the 1st of August 2016, to check up on the progress and positive impact that has been due to its introductory on patients if cancer that are undergoing the ,medical procedure and those that have already been through it. We were at the tour assistance of DR Yang a medical doctor, from the ChongXing commerce, and he also stands as a representative doctor that’s been assigned to oversee and monitor/ facilitate progress of the program.
We were very fortunate that upon our visit there was a patient that was being treated, giving us a practical view of what goes on during this ultrasound procedure, as the cancer is being healed, quickly removing the single tumors of the infected area, spreading right through to all other formed tumors, if they happen to have spread in the body. And it doesn’t an affected bone in the body. The patient that we was being treated shown no symptoms of discomfort as patients are sedated, but kept alive in order to say where it hurts during the procedure.
We saw the destruction and great effect it had, and proving that the system has proven to have been a success to over 90 people treated since it has been introduced. Last year, and many patients treated have given positive feedback, such as speed recover, some gave testimonies to getting back speedily from their work duties and feeling much better been b=given a chance of having children again. We left with a positive feedback and hope that the HIFU, will be of a difference to our cancer patients.