Radiation therapy may be used as an initial treatment for localized prostate cancer. It may also be used as treatment for cancer that has not been fully removed or has recurred after surgery. In advanced cancer, radiation therapy is used to shrink the size of the tumor and relieve symptoms.
Radiation therapy used to be reserved for older men (over age 70) with locally advanced prostate cancer who had a life expectancy of 15 years or less. However, it is now being used more...Read more
When using radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer, the goal is to focus the radiation "beam" only on the prostate and to avoid the... Read more »
In this era of minimally invasive medicine, one of the options for the treatment of prostate cancer is the use of radiation therapy. This... Read more »