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Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment

...eatment for prostate cancer. HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy in combination with an innovative new image-guidan...riate dose. Until recently, the precision of HDR brachytherapy was determined by positioning of the tubes based on CT imaging. However, CT scans tend to produce in...

Prostate Brachytherapy Causes Fewer Side Effects Than Surgery

...s given to them by the doctors. Doctors found that brachytherapy is a more expensive procedure at the outset, but that follow-up costs related to surgery cause both treatments to cost about the same. With regard to side effects, surgery had more significant side effects immediately following treatment, but those...

Radiation Therapy Combo Cures Prostate Cancer Long-Term

... exciting because it shows that the combination of brachytherapy and external beam therapy are successful long-term at curing men of their prostate cancer,” said John E. Sylvester, M.D., lead author of the study and the Director of the Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle. “This is good news for men with prostate...

Long Term Combo Cure for Prostate Cancer Using Radiation

... exciting because it shows that the combination of brachytherapy and external beam therapy are successful long-term at curing men of their prostate cancer," said John E. Sylvester, M.D., lead author of the study and the Director of the Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle. "This is good news for men with prostate...

Radiation Therapy Combo Cures Prostate Cancer Long-Term

... exciting because it shows that the combination of brachytherapy and external beam therapy are successful long-term at curing men of their prostate cancer,’ said John E. Sylvester, M.D., lead author of the study and the Director of the Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle. ‘This is good news for men with prostate...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

... did not address the timing of combined treatment, brachytherapy radiation was typically administered within two hours of thermal ablation while external beam radiation was given within three to four weeks. Rhode Island Hospital may be the only hospital in the world to administer this combined treatment. The rec...

Funding for Machine Delays Cervical Cancer Treatment

... long running disagreement over the funding of the brachytherapy machine in Wellington //, cervical cancer patients here are forced to travel to Christchurch for specialist treatment. The machine was to be used in the treatment of cervical and other gynecological cancers and was proposed to be ready by the fol...

Brachytherapy For Breast Cancer Can Be Risky

...to remove the cancer. After the surgery, a balloon brachytherapy method is used to place a balloon in the space occupied by the tumor. Radiation Oncologists then deliver high doses of radiation locally in order to kill off any remaining cancer cells. In the current study 76.3 percent of them developed seroma in ...

Patients Undergoing Breast Radiation Are Facing Complications

...oing lumpectomy for breast cancer, using a balloon brachytherapy system, are at the risk// of developing seroma, wh... researchers studied 38 patients who had a balloon brachytherapy catheter inserted during lumpectomy surgery to remove the cancerous tumor from their breast at Tufts...

Brachytherapy Shows Promise for Cancer Treatment

...tes, hours, or days. The person who receives the brachytherapy must take precautions however, especially when aro...g machine allows radiation oncologists to complete brachytherapy quickly, in about 10 to 20 minutes. A single, potent radioactive source is often sent through one or...

Campbell Decides To Boost Publicity about Prostate Cancer

...nts available include keyhole and robotic surgery, brachytherapy and high intensity ultra-sound. A survey for Prostate Cancer Charity found that ignorance and neglect are the biggest enemies when fighting cancer. It was found that 25% of the men aged 55 do not realize their risk of prostate cancer. One in five ...

Brachytherapy for breast cancer

...be needed to fully assess the effectiveness of the brachytherapy approach to breast cancer. <b...

Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

...e was a lot of noise at the time about not putting brachytherapy in the guidelines," said Dr. Laurence Baker, assoc...al consensus at the time, though, was that data on brachytherapy for prostate cancer still needed to mature before doctors were willing to consider it in the guideli...

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