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Prostate Cancer Treatment

02 November 2009

Innovative treatment option for early stage prostate cancer now available at the London Bridge Hospital

Prostate brachytherapy is a treatment for early, low risk prostate cancer which offers a very attractive alternative to radical surgery and radiotherapy for many patients with a comparable 10 year relapse free survival rate to radical surgery.

Over 6,000 patients have been treated with brachytherapy in the UK since 2005 with an expected 18% increase in 2009 compared to 2008 (ref: PBAG survey of brachytherapy centres UK and Ireland 2009.)

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