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Prostate Cancer

External irradiation

Prostate cancer treatment: radiotherapy or surgery?

Does the prostate always have to be surgically removed in the case of prostate cancer? If the tumor is confined to the prostate gland, modern radiation therapy provides the patient with an alternative to radical surgery. Learn about the advantages of internal radiation (brachytherapy) for prostate cancer therapy and why brachytherapy has equal and sometimes even better cure rates compared to prostate surgery. Dr. Pedram Derakhshani from the West German Prostate Center in the KLINIK am RING - Cologne explains in this med.clip which complications such as urinary incontinence and impotence can occur as a result of prostate surgery and why especially younger, sexually active patients without problems with continence and potency also benefit from brachytherapy, which has few side effects.