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Radiation Oncological Solutions

While much has been made of the fact that new techniques in surgical intervention have resulted in the minimization of treatment side effects, we should remember that radiation therapy was utilized as a treatment for prostate cancer well before the introduction of surgery. Equally important is the fact that many effective advances have also been made in the use of radiation therapy.

These advances have evolved into two very different approaches and techniques in treating prostate cancer:

External Beam, which includes traditional external therapy (XBRT), conformal beam therapy, 3D conformal beam (IMRT), High Dosage Fractionated Radiotherapy (HDR), proton and neutron beam

Interstitial Radiation Therapy, synonymous for brachytherapy or seed implantation

As in surgery, finding the best doctor and/or treatment facility is key to the most effective care and desired quality if life. Listen here as Dr. Cristina Gutierrez discusses making that choice:

Radiation Therapy: Inside and Out - an in-depth look at the full scope of radiation treatment protocols provided by Dr. Mack Roach III from the University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Radiation Therapy and You - basic information provided by the National Cancer Institute.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - information on the various types of radiation therapy and on selecting a radiation oncologist.

RadiologyInfo - a free Internet resource, in English and Spanish, that provides access to information on almost 100 radiologic exams and treatments.

Radiation Oncology Online Journal - information source for the public and health care professionals on all aspects of radiation therapy.




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Radiation Therapy Considerations

Can hormonal therapy improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy? Listen to Dr. Cristina Gutierrez discuss this as well as potential side effects from R/T.

Listen to Dr. Henry Tsai discussing Proton Beam Therapy and its treatment advantages.

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