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Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

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An Effective Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

While the incidence rate for prostate cancer in men over the age of 65 remains high, it's good to know that High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy, one of the latest generation, cancer-fighting weapons, is available in Texarkana, USA, and exclusively offered at Wadley Regional Medical Center.

Treatment Advantages

The treatments are administered over only a two-day period and actual treatment times last only minutes. The main advantage to HDR Brachytherapy is the very effective delivery of radiation directly to and within the tumor, without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. This accuracy is measured in millimeters.

The highly radioactive source used with Brachytherapy is controlled by the HDR remote afterloader and radiation exposure to the physicians, hospital staff and family members is eliminated. After the HDR treatment, the radioactive source is retracted into the machine, and the patient is no longer radioactive.

If you have questions or concerns about prostate cancer or have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we encourage you to consult your physician who will examine your treatment options.
 

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