Localized prostate cancer treatment options. EBSCOhost | | BRAHITERAPIA -- METODĂ CURATIVĂ ÎN CANCERUL LOCALIZAT DE PROSTATĂ.

Source: Romanian Medical Journal. Radiation therapy proved to be a useful tool in fighting cancer.

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Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of both mortality and morbidity in male population worldwide. External beam radiation therapy and extensive surgery with the excision of the whole prostatic tissue alongside with the seminal vesicles and extensive lymphadenectomy were considered the only curative alternatives for the patient.

Nowadays with the gain obtained from new imaging mapping techniques of the prostate brachytherapy has proven to be as efficient as the other two treatment options, combining the effect of radiotherapy with the advantages of a minimal invasive procedure.

Understanding Localized Prostate Cancer

This article represents a mini-review of the literature regarding brachytherapy for organ confined prostate adenocarcinoma, its principles, indications and outcomes.

Even if it was forgotten for a long time, brachytherapy stands today as a real alternative for patients diagnosed with localized prostate adenocarcinoma being a less invasive procedure than surgery and showing excellent outcomes and long term cancer free patients. English Copyright of Romanian Medical Journal is the property of Amaltea Medical Publishing House and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission.

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