During a routine physical in September 2006, retired airline pilot Jeff Albulet’s doctor thought he ‘felt something’ when he did a digital rectal exam, although Jeff’s prostate specific antigen (PSA) was only 2. Six months later, Jeff’s PSA rose to 3.5, and a biopsy showed pre-cancerous cells. In discussing his options with his primary care physician, he learned about a treatment that would save his prostate and not cause impotence or incontinence. According the Dr. Friedrich Douwes, Medical Director of St. George Hospital in Bad Aibling, Germany, president of the German Oncological Society and the author of several hundred scientific articles and books, trans-urethral prostate hyperthermia has a 100% initial response rate.
Albulet’s doctor had heard Douwes speak at a medical conference in Las Vegas, NV. Douwes helped to develop the Oncotherm radio-wave hyperthermia treatment, which heats the entire prostate without harming healthy tissue. He has successfully treated thousands of prostate cancer patients, many from the USA. In use for over 25 years, radio-wave hyperthermia is the treatment of choice in Europe for many cancers. When Albulet learned that the treatment took only one week and had a dramatic success rate without side effects, he was elated.