Practical considerations in permanent brachytherapy for localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate

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Abstract

Prostate brachytherapy has become an accepted treatment modality for localized prostate cancer. Long-term biochemical and biopsy data confirm the early positive impressions that brachytherapy is as valid a treatment option as radical prostatectomy or EBRT. Quality-of-life data also look promising, but more follow-up data are needed. Is brachytherapy as good as or perhaps better than radical prostatectomy? This question cannot be answered yet. Well-controlled, randomized studies are needed. In the meantime, the clinician will have to rely on the available published data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-362
Number of pages12
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

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