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A collection of answers to the most common questions our patients have asked

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Here’s a sample of the questions we’ve received related to Focal Laser Ablation. Soon we will share answers to your questions about all different kinds of treatment from lots of doctors.

Who qualifies for Focal Laser Ablation? What makes a good candidate?

Why is the tumor size important?

Why have I never heard of Focal Laser Ablation? Why does my urologist tell me to avoid focal therapies?

What is the risk of side effects in the Focal Laser Ablation? What about infection?

Why should I consider focal therapy?

Of the focal therapies, which is the safest?




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