Localized Prostate Cancer

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy damages and kills cells and is used to attack cancer cells. It can be done with external beam radiation therapy or brachytherapyProstate cancer cells are generally responsive to radiation therapy. Because of advances in radiation therapy techniques, it has become an effective treatment for localized prostate cancer.

Discuss with your doctor the advantages and disadvantages of radiation therapy and if it is right for you.

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Read more about radiation therapy, how to prepare, and what to expect during and after the treatment. This section shows an illustration of external beam radiation and brachytherapy.