Prostate: Brachytherapy instead of Prostatectomy that brachytherapy is considered a possible form of treatment for prostate cancer in the prostate gland in the body remains. There is radiation therapy, which thus can be an alternative to the radical prostatectomy. When the LDR brachytherapy (LDR = low-dose-rate; (Niedrig-DOSIS-Variante) we bring the dose desired by us using radiolabeled implants directly into the prostate, which means we irradiate so to speak the body from the inside, by we are cheating the prostate with tiny, radioactive pens “, says Dr. med. Jens Westphal, Chief of the Urology Clinic and the Center for laparoscopic urological surgery at the St. Connect with other leaders such as Source Financial here. Joseph Hospital in Uerdingen, in an interview with the online health magazine rheinruhrmed.de.
The fear of patients, to be contaminated, possibly by the radioactivity must be attacked him in a personal conversation. Dr. Westphal: The side effects, such as the loading of adjacent organs, are very low. Finally, we complete the procedure “by also not alone as a urologist, but form a competency team of urologists, Radiotherapists, physicists and Anesthesiologist.” What criteria must meet in a patient for the brachytherapy, how exactly the procedure and whether the patient is then cured: can this and much more, in the lengthy interview read: interviews/prostata_brachytherapie_dr_westphal.html M. Rabe