Doctors at OHC use low dose radiation (LDR) brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer. LDR targets only the site of the tumor so the radiation kills the cancer cells without causing major damage to surrounding healthy cells. Seeds, which are tiny capsules the size of a grain of rice, containing the radiation are placed directly into the prostate gland.
LDR brachytherapy typically has few complications. Most men return to their usual pre-treatment activities within a couple of days.
If your OHC doctor orders LDR treatment for you, he or she will explain in detail how it will be used in your care plan. If you’d like to speak with someone about LDR brachytherapy as a treatment option, please call 1-800-710-4674 and we’ll schedule an appointment for you to speak with one of our radiation oncologists.