Brachytherapy of prostate cancer – choice of optimal technology

03/2018

Doc. MUDr. Renata Soumarová, Ph.D.

Radioterapeutická a onkologická klinika 3. LF UK a Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady, Praha

 

SUMMARY

Brachytherapy is one of the basic standard options for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Long-term data confirm efficiency and safety of using brachytherapy for treating a prostate cancer and make it an adequate choice of treatment along with benefits, which this procedure provides. It is suitable for all risk groups either as a single treatment or in combination with external radiotherapy.

 

KEY WORDS

temporary brachytherapy, HDR brachytherapy, permanent brachytherapy, localized prostate cancer

 

 

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