The Advantages of Prostate Seed Implants
Posted by CancerInformation on July 16th, 2014
A diagnosis of prostate cancer is something an estimated one in six men will hear during the course of their lifetime. Fortunately, there are new treatments available that take some of the fears out of the diagnosis. Prostate seed implants are just one of the breakthroughs that can make facing this diagnosis less frightening than it once was.
What are Prostate Seed Implants?
Prostate seed implants are a form of treatment that involves the surgical implantation of tiny radioactive seeds near the prostate. These seeds kill cancer cells with very little disruption to the body’s other functions. They may be used on their own or in conjunction with other forms of therapy, such as beam radiation.
Why Consider Them?
There are a number of advantages that prostate seed implants have over other forms of therapy, especially invasive surgery. They include:
There are a few possible disadvantages when prostate seed implants are considered. They include:
Prostate seed implants provide a less invasive alternative for treatment. Men who face this diagnosis may want to consult their doctor for advice on whether or not the treatment would benefit them.
About the Author:-
Dr. Echt and his team at the Prostate Seed Institute offer the most highly sophisticated methods of radiation therapy available in the United States, equal to that found in major medical centers and academic settings. These include prostate seed implantation, high dose radiation implants, and external beam radiation with image-guided and intensity-modulated (IGRT and IMRT) capabilities.
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