Urologists at Danbury Hospital perform surgeries using traditional open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted laparoscopic techniques. Among the treatments offered is radical prostatectomy, or surgical removal of the prostate, and pelvic lymph node dissection, whereby the regional lymph nodes of the prostate are removed.
Your doctor will determine which type of surgery will ensure the best outcome for you.
Brachytherapy, sometimes called “seed implantation” is an outpatient procedure used in the treatment prostate cancer. Radioactive “seeds” are carefully placed inside of the cancerous tissue and positioned in a manner that will attack the cancer cells most efficiently.
In the treatment of prostate cancer, the radioactive seeds are about the size of a grain of rice, and give off radiation that travels only a few millimeters to kill nearby cancer cells.
Your urologist will determine if brachytherapy is the treatment of choice for you.
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