A 35-year-old female asked:
My dad have proetate cancer for five years my dr implanted gold seeds how long will they last he had six treatment of radation so far?
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Internal Medicine 36 years experience
The expert panel of: Urologists should be right with you! good luck!
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Pathology 34 years experience
Short time: Implanted radiation beads only have a defined time in which they work based on their half-life and how many seeds were implanted. They usually only work for a few millimeters - so your risk of radiation exposure as a family member is limited to none. The type of radiation used is important in predicting how long the "radiation" lasts.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2013
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