Systemic radiation is injected radiation that circulates through the body to target metastasis. There are several types of systemic radiation all of which have been shown to prolong life with limited side effects. This episode covers current systemic radiation options as well as exciting, new advancements on the horizon. If you have advanced prostate cancer,
Historically radiation side effects and cure rates were not comparable to what surgery could achieve. However, with breakthroughs in radiation, computerized beam radiation now rivals surgery for cure rates and minimizes the risk of side effects.
This episode of PROSTATE PROS compares and contrasts the three types of computerized beam radiation: IMRT, IMPT, and SBRT. The episode also covers how to prevent and manage side effects of radiation therapy.
his episode explores and defines brachytherapy from the difference between HDR (temporary) and LDR (permanent) seeds, to who is eligible and why seeds might be an appealing treatment choice.