Prostate Seed Implants Changes Cancer Care
Every now and then, there’s a development in cancer treatment that changes everything; that offers new hope for more noninvasive treatment options and chances for recovery. In the world of prostate cancer, prostate seed implants are that new development - the newest hope for providing a more noninvasive treatment option for prostate cancer and the newest excitement for patients who have been hoping for more effective treatment with the least side effects.
Prostate seed implants offer a noninvasive procedure for treating prostate cancer. This procedure typically occurs directly on the heels of removing a tumor in the prostate. Very tiny, radioactive pellets are placed in the tumor cavity where they remain. Day by day - over the course of the following weeks or months - the material of the pellets disintegrate and small amounts of radiation are released. This allows any remaining cancer cells to be treated most effectively without impacting any surrounding healthy organs and tissues.
In addition to the ability to protect healthy tissues, prostate seed implants offer patients the least side effects of any prostate cancer treatment. While traditional treatment measures may have significantly impacted the patient’s quality of life, the implantation of prostate seeds can allow patients to return almost immediately to their normal daily activities with little to no side effects.
Once the pellets have completely disintegrated, there is no radiation left in the body. Prostate seed implants allow for a comfortable and still highly effective means for treatment. In some cases, an oncologist may recommend a combination of treatments along with the prostate seed implants including external beam radiation or chemotherapy, but regardless if a combination of treatments is required, prostate seed implants have fast become the go-to choice by oncologists who want to offer their patients the most effective and least invasive form of treatment for the healthiest future possible.
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The Lewisville /Flower Mound Oncology group is located just off of Main Street 1mile west of I-35 in Lewisville, TX. Our http://lewisvilleflowermoundoncology.com/ certified medical oncology and haematology physicians Dr. James Mackey and Dr. Kiran Kancharla along with our experienced and trained medical staff offer patients access to top-notch oncology care for breast, colon and other cancers in a comfortable environment with free and convenient parking.
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