Brachytherapy is a treatment option for patients who suffer from prostate cancer. Unlike other forms of treatment, brachytherapy delivers radiation from within a patient, as opposed to outside the body.
Thanks to medical advances in prostate carcinoma treatment, the Prostate Cancer Institute of LA are able to provide patients with focal brachytherapy, a form of treatment that is more precise and accurate than traditional brachytherapy. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are looking for the best treatment plan, schedule a consultation with our experts today.Contact our Expert Doctors Today!
Focal Brachytherapy for Prostate Carcinoma
Historically, because of the inability to precisely localize the patient’s prostate cancer, a patient undergoing brachytherapy would have seeds placed throughout his entire prostate. Thereby, even in patients with small volumes of focally localized cancer, the entire prostate would needlessly be over radiated.
Given the progress in medical technology and the ground-breaking approach being developed by the Prostate Cancer Institute of LA, patients with focal prostate cancers can now undergo this treatment. By combining the information from a perfusion dynamic MRI study with the information from an MRI fusion biopsy and prostate mapping (along with real-time ultrasound imaging at the time of seed placement), appropriate candidates can undergo placement of the brachytherapy seeds to only the cancerous areas without needlessly having to radiate their entire prostate. One can imagine the benefits of preserving normal prostate healthy tissue.
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Our highly skilled prostate cancer experts at the Prostate Cancer Institute of LA, a Division of Comprehensive Urology, will be able to determine your candidacy for focal brachytherapy and determine the best treatment options for you. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
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