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How long does the implant radiation take?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: What cancer?

There are different types of implants for different cancers.
There is low dose implants and high dose rate implants. For prostate cancer for example a permanent implant is done in the operating room and the seeds slowly radiated the prostate over time. The procedure is one hour and the patient goes home the same day.

In brief: What cancer?

There are different types of implants for different cancers.
There is low dose implants and high dose rate implants. For prostate cancer for example a permanent implant is done in the operating room and the seeds slowly radiated the prostate over time. The procedure is one hour and the patient goes home the same day.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: This varies

Radioactive implants are used for a variety of cancers and fall into two broad categories, temporary and permanent.
Permanent implants are for example used in prostate cancer. The procedure can take an hour or so, and the implants give off radiation for some months and then lie dormant in the body. Temporary implants for various other cancers can last for minutes, hours, or days, depending.

In brief: This varies

Radioactive implants are used for a variety of cancers and fall into two broad categories, temporary and permanent.
Permanent implants are for example used in prostate cancer. The procedure can take an hour or so, and the implants give off radiation for some months and then lie dormant in the body. Temporary implants for various other cancers can last for minutes, hours, or days, depending.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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