Patient Stories

 

Focused ultrasound is an early-stage therapy that could offer new treatment options for countless patients. Hear from some of those who have undergone focused ultrasound as they describe their symptoms, why they chose focused ultrasound and how they are doing today.

 

Bringing the Future into Focus

Four patients speak about their experiences with focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor, painful bone tumors, uterine fibroids, and Parkinson's disease. Also learn more about how the technology works, and hear from experts in the field.  

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Jack  |  Osteoid Osteoma (Bone Tumor)

Jack suffered from a benign but painful bone tumor called an Osteoid Osteoma that kept him from living an active lifestyle. He was the first pediatric patient in North America to have focused ultrasound treatment, and he's back to playing the sports he loves. 

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Kimberly  |  Parkinson's Disease

Kimberly suffers from Parkinson's disease and had to switch to riding a stationary bike because the shaking made her unstable. She took part in a focused ultrasound clinical trial, and now she's back to hiking and biking. 

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Rick  |  Essential Tremor

Rick has essential tremor, a benign tremor that commonly affects one's hands. He has suffered all his life with tremors that leave him embarrassed in public and unable to complete everyday tasks. After undergoing focused ultrasound treatment, his hands are still for the first time in his life.

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Della  |  Osteoid Osteoma (Bone Tumor)

Della suffered from an Osteoid Osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor. Seeking relief, she took part in a clinical trial for focused ultrasound treatment.

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Elizabeth  |  Uterine Fibroids

Elizabeth suffered from uterine fibroids, so much so that it was affecting her ability to work and even leave the house. After focused ultrasound treatment, she's back to meeting with clients and on the go.   

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Peter  |  Essential Tremor

Peter suffered from tremors since his teenage years. As his symptoms worsened and the uncontrollable shaking made everyday tasks like eating, drinking and dressing nearly impossible, he turned to focused ultrasound. 

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Reed was living a busy life in Kentucky as a television meteorologist and helicopter pilot when he says his world suddenly changed. After a routine annual physical revealed his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level had increased, a urologist confirmed one of his worst fears: he had prostate cancer.  

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Mark and Muffin  |  Essential Tremor

Mark and his sister Muffin spent years watching their mother’s quality of life deteriorate as her tremor progressed to where she had great difficulty feeding herself. And then both of them felt their own tremor progressing and sought relief. 

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Uterine Fibroid Patient Gets her Active Life Back

A 40-year old mother of two with symptomatic uterine fibroids was treated in August 2016 by Dr. Suzanne LeBlang at her clinic in Boca Raton, Florida. The Focused Ultrasound Foundation interviewed her to learn more about her experience with fibroids and how the treatment dramatically improved her symptoms and her life.

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