Due to COVID-19 we are now offering TeleHealth Office Visits via video or phone call. Learn More >
We have prepared for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have updated policies to protect our patients and staff. Learn more.

Can Prostate Seed Therapy Help in My Case?

Men who have received a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer tend to deal with a lot of negative emotions and thoughts shortly thereafter. This is perfectly normal and considering the worst-case implications of this form of cancer, it’s also natural to be quite concerned. It’s important, however, to understand that prostate cancer is quite often highly treatable. Thanks to breakthrough methods in treatment, it’s also possible to beat the disease without necessarily facing down long-term complications as a result.

One treatment that has made a huge difference in the outcomes experienced by prostate cancer patients is called prostate seed therapy. This form of treatment may or may not require the removal of the prostate. In most cases, it won’t. That means fears about potential incontinence or erectile dysfunction can be greatly reduced without cutting corners when it comes to fighting the cancer.

Prostate seed therapy involves implanting tiny radioactive pellets directly into the prostate itself. These seeds emit highly targeted radiation, which kills off the cancer cells while men go about their normal routines. The therapy is generally performed on an outpatient basis, which means men can go home shortly after the implants are placed. After a day or two, most patients go about their normal routines while the pellets do their jobs fighting the cancer.

Seed therapy has been used for nearly two decades with incredibly positive results. While it might also be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy, it has proven itself very successful in treating prostate cancer. While there’s no guarantee that some complications won’t arise, the likelihood is reduced when this therapy is used.

Is it Right?

Men who are interested in learning more about prostate seed therapy treatments are encouraged to discuss the option with their oncologist. It’s best to work directly with the doctor managing the case to review all the options and choose the best course of action. Ideally, the best plan is the one that provides the greatest likelihood for a positive outcome with the lowest possible chance for long-term complications.

More Choice Cancer Care Centers