Healthy Living: Cesium for Prostate Cancer

Every year in the United States as many as 161,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Treatments include surgery, radiation, or both.

One type of radiation is brachytherapy, or the planting of radioactive seeds inside the prostate.

In Healthy Living, see how a new study shows one type of seed may reduce long-term symptoms and side effects.

Dr. Moran recently completed a randomized study of the cesium 131 isotope and found it was just as effective as other isotopes in the radiation seeds.

Moran says patients with stage one and stage two cancers that have not spread outside the prostate are good candidates for brachytherapy.

 

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