BRACHYTHERAPY FOR PROSTATE
Brachytherapy for prostate cancer is a radiation therapy, which involves the implantation of small radioactive brachytherapy seeds in the prostate gland. These radioactive seeds work by destroying cancer cells. If Dr Paradza recommends the treatment for you, you will begin with a consultation to determine the size and position of your prostate in order to assess how many radioactive seeds you will need, and to ensure that the treatment is the best possible option for you. You will be given a general anaesthetic before the seeds are implanted. After about four or six weeks, you will have a CT scan or MRI to check where the seeds have been positioned, and regular follow-up appointments will help to monitor the progress of the treatment.