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    Symptoms of localised prostate cancer may include difficulties in passing urine, although many people do not have symptoms at the time of diagnosis. This procedure uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat up and destroy only the areas of the prostate with cancer (focal therapy). The aim is to destroy the cancer while reducing damage to healthy prostate tissue. This can reduce the risk of side effects (such as loss of bladder control and sexual function) that can happen when the whole prostate gland is treated.