Annually, there are nearly 3000 new cases and 500 deaths from prostate cancer in Missouri. When treatment is appropriate and necessary, radiotherapy offers similar cure rates to prostatectomy, with fewer long-term sexual side effects and little effect on urinary continence. Radiotherapy is delivered with external beam or implanted radioactive sources (brachytherapy). In high-risk disease, combinations of external beam and brachytherapy offers improved biochemical control. Following prostatectomy, salvage radiotherapy should be initiated as soon as possible.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2018|