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Treating prostate cancer safely and gently with brachytherapy: The alternative to radical surgery

Compared to classical radical surgery for prostate cancer, treatment with brachytherapy promises significantly fewer side effects and less loss of quality of life with equally good or even superior cure rates. In this med.clip, Dr. Pedram Derakhshani explains how prostate cancer can be cured by brachytherapy and what advantages the minimally invasive procedure has over radical surgery. Here you can learn all about focused prostate radiation through the implantation of so-called seeds and how temporary brachytherapy (afterloading) can treat more aggressive or advanced forms of prostate cancer more gently and effectively than surgery.