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Brachytherapy

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Short acting radiat: Brachytherapy (brachy = short acting) refers to a type of radiation where the radioactive sources are placed either directly in and around tissues or ... Read More
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Dr. George Valdez
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Depends: Depending on the extent and severity of disease, sometimes there are other more appropriate treatments.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Brachy means: "short", so that the isotopes used have short range of active dose and rapid fall-off of the dose so as to not give the healthy tissues the highest da ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
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Possibly: It depends on many factors such as the stage, gleason score, urinary function, prostate size, and overall health. Many prostate cancers in 82 yo men ... Read More
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Hospital: Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer. It is a painful procedure and requires anesthesia. It also usually requires flu ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Simple blood test: Avery simple blood test- i.e. Cbc and pt/ptt most likely.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Gradually: It is okay for you to exercise, any exercise you like. Start slowly and go as tolerated. Gradually increase the time and intensity of exercise. Have a ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Individualized: Every insurance program has multiple program/plans, each with its own formulary ("allowabe" medication panel). ED is a recognized risk/side-effect ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Medicine : Applied to catheter to numb the lining of meatus. Ask your doctor for it.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Abnormal: Needs attention, by oncology and colorectal. Several kinds of issues can occur, but full history and appropriate exams are needed.

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