A 21-year-old member asked:
if i do need to seek treatment for prostate cancer, what are some of my options?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Phillip Porch answered
40 years experience General Practice
Multiple: If it is localized, surgery both conventional or laparoscopic/robotic, radiation including radioactive seed implant, external beam, gamma knife radiation, proton beam, intensity modulated radiation therapy, hifu.
Answered on Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Radiation: Just to clarify gamma knife is typically used in the head and neck region. Other radiation techniques such as stereotactic body radiation can be used to treat areas such as the prostate. Also, there are two type of brachytherapy: seeds (ldr brachytherapy) and high dose rate (hdr brachytherapy). Hdr does not use radioactive seeds.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
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