Shorter but Higher-dose Radiation Course Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer Returning, Study Finds

Shorter but Higher-dose Radiation Course Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer Returning, Study Finds
Delivering radiation in a shorter time frame significantly reduced the chance of prostate cancer returning in men with an intermediate-risk form of the disease, a study found. The approach failed to improve survival, however. Researchers argued that a survival benefit may occur only in a subset of patients in excellent health. They called for more

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2 comments

  1. J. Chambers RN says:

    Interested in knowing why HDR is no longer used? Less effective? Greater problems with side effects? Used to work for a radiation oncologist who did them using an Imodium isotope. Always believed the dose was excessive and injurious to surrounding tissue.

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