Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


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