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High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer Won't Raise Sexual Dysfunction
Date:10/30/2007

or more with a single dose of radiation than with a protracted course," Scardino noted. "So, the big question is, are you going to find more complications as a result of this kind of a shift in dosage? Now, cutting back from seven and a half weeks to five weeks is a slight move in this direction, but they found no difference in sexual side effects, and that's valuable. And I certainly think we'll be seeing a lot more research in this area."

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There's more on radiation therapy for prostate cancer at the American Cancer Society.



SOURCES: Eric Horwitz, M.D., clinical director, department of radiation oncology, Fox Chase Medical Center, Philadelphia; Peter T. Scardino, M.D., chairman, department of urology, and head, Prostate Cancer Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; Oct. 29, 2007, annual meeting, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Los Angeles


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