Radiation Oncological Solutions
While much has been made of the fact that new techniques in surgical
intervention have resulted in the minimization of treatment side
effects, we should remember that radiation therapy was utilized
as a treatment for prostate cancer well before the introduction
of surgery. Equally important is the fact that many effective advances
have also been made in the use of radiation therapy.
These advances have evolved into two very different approaches
and techniques in treating prostate cancer:
External Beam, which includes traditional external therapy (XBRT),
conformal beam therapy, 3D conformal beam, proton and neutron beam
Interstitial Radiation Therapy, synonymous for brachytherapy, seed
- a free Internet resource, in English and Spanish, that provides
access to information on almost 100 radiologic exams and treatments.
for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - information on the
various types of radiation therapy and on selecting a radiation
Therapy: Inside and Out - an in-depth look at the full scope
of radiation treatment protocols provided by Dr. Mack Roach III
from the University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer
Therapy and You - basic information provided by the National
Online Journal - information source for the public and health
care professionals on all aspects of radiation therapy.