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Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of radioactive seeds the size of rice grains. Brachytherapy, an out-patient procedure, usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to perform. Most patients can return to their normal activities within days. The success rates of prostate brachytherapy have compared favorably with success rates of radical prostatectomy and external beam radiation. In comparison studies, prostate brachytherapy has shown to have a favorable side effect profile when compared with other modalities. Clinical studies have shown that prostate brachytherapy has a cure rate of 94% for appropriately selected patients.
Cosmetic appearance after skin cancer therapy may differ based on treatment type

Cosmetic appearance after skin cancer therapy may differ based on treatment type

World’s first clinical guidance on anal sex after prostate cancer treatments

World’s first clinical guidance on anal sex after prostate cancer treatments

Single high dose of radiation targeted directly to tumor is safe and effective for prostate cancer

Single high dose of radiation targeted directly to tumor is safe and effective for prostate cancer

Combination of radiotherapy and anti-hormone treatment can prevent recurrence of hormone-driven breast cancer

Combination of radiotherapy and anti-hormone treatment can prevent recurrence of hormone-driven breast cancer

New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer

New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer

UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients

UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients

LDR brachytherapy for treating early-stage prostate cancer lacks conclusive data

LDR brachytherapy for treating early-stage prostate cancer lacks conclusive data

NIH awards over $1.8 million to husband-and-wife doctors to test new breast cancer approach

NIH awards over $1.8 million to husband-and-wife doctors to test new breast cancer approach

Patient-reported data confirms efficacy of brachytherapy alone in intermediate risk prostate cancer

Patient-reported data confirms efficacy of brachytherapy alone in intermediate risk prostate cancer

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

Robot could become the 'weapon' of choice for detecting and treating prostate cancer

Robot could become the 'weapon' of choice for detecting and treating prostate cancer

RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG sign partnership agreement regarding brachytherapy

RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG sign partnership agreement regarding brachytherapy

Hitachi awarded contract to supply 6 ultrasound systems for innovative RAPID program in the UK

Hitachi awarded contract to supply 6 ultrasound systems for innovative RAPID program in the UK

Coveted BMJ award bestowed on The Clatterbridge Cancer Center

Coveted BMJ award bestowed on The Clatterbridge Cancer Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

Researchers evaluate need for biopsies during follow-up care for breast cancer patients

Researchers evaluate need for biopsies during follow-up care for breast cancer patients

New gel offers protection for organs at risk during prostate cancer treatment

New gel offers protection for organs at risk during prostate cancer treatment

AAD releases new guidelines of care for management of nonmelanoma skin cancer

AAD releases new guidelines of care for management of nonmelanoma skin cancer

RayStation chosen for new ultra-modern cancer center in Quebec

RayStation chosen for new ultra-modern cancer center in Quebec

Offering lifesaving treatment for cervical cancer results in a net loss for hospitals

Offering lifesaving treatment for cervical cancer results in a net loss for hospitals