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How is radiotherapy used for prostate cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Many ways: Radiation is a highly effective treatment option for prostate cancer. There are many options which include: external beam radiation therapy with either photons or protons, brachytherapy with either low dose rate seeds or high dose rate brachytherapy, or stereotactic body radiation. You should see a radiation oncologist in consultation to have a discussion about these different options.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
By 2 methods: Standard radiation is used very effectively in early and localised prostate cancers - this is done daily ( mon-fri) for approx 7-8 weeks. For small good risk cancers, radioactive seeds can be implanted in the prostate with very good long term survival results.

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