One of the most promising and innovative treatments for prostate
cancer is brachytherapy, or "interstitial seed implant therapy," in
which tiny radioactive pellets, about the size of a grain of rice,
are implanted directly into the prostate through hollow needles that
are carefully placed to encircle the tumor. This less invasive
procedure is effective in reducing the size of local prostate
tumors, and preserves potency in more than 60 percent of cases.
Additionally, it has the advantage of delivering a higher dose of
therapeutic radiation directly to the tumor, without excessively
irritating surrounding tissues.
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