How Does Brachytherapy Work for Prostate Cancer?

Q:
What is brachytherapy and how does it work?
A:
Brachytherapy is a kind of radiation therapy. Put simply, it uses a radioactive source, directly against the cancer cells or its next areas.
In general, there are two main types of brachytherapy, low dose rate (LDR) and a high dose rate (HDR).

Keywords: brachytherapy prostate cancer; prostate cancer brachytherapy.

 

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