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Private Service, Urology

Brachytherapy of the Prostate

Prostate cancer can be treated with localised radiotherapy by implanting small radioactive seeds into the prostate gland. The seeds are implanted using needles inserted through the perineum (the area between the scrotum and anus) while under spinal or general anaesthetic.

Discharge from hospital is usually within 24 hours and normal activities can probably be resumed within 2 or 3 days.

This page was last updated at 10:44AM on April 16, 2021.