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Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

MD Anderson Presents Patient Power - November 4, 2008

Brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer involves the use of tiny radioactive seeds, each smaller than a grain of rice, implanted directly in the prostate. Typically 80 to 100 seeds are placed in the prostate, delivering a high dose of radiation which kills the cancer cells.

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Steven Frank, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
Division of Radiation Oncology


David Swanson, M.D.
Clinical Professor,
Department of Urology

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