A Specialists Nurses guide to LDR prostate brachytherapy

Prostate Cancer UK nurses were recently invited to attend a briefing on LDR brachytherapy by Consultant Clinical Oncologist Robert Laing, from St Lukes Cancer Centre Guildford. In this video he explains the side effects of brachytherapy vs. surgery.


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1. Introduction 0:00

2. Beneficial Effects of Delivering Higher Radiation Doses 1:01

3. A History & Development of Brachytherapy 5:58

4. Modern Brachytherapy Techniques – 4D Brachytherapy™ 8:22

5. Effectiveness & Side Effects of Different Treatment Options 15:34

6. Cost Effectiveness of Different Treatment Options 23:46

7. Treatment Options for Higher Risk Prostate Cancer Patients 24:56

8. Current Research in LDR Brachytherapy: Focal Therapy 27:46

9. Patient Selection for LDR Brachytherapy 29:19

10. Summary of the Role of LDR Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer Risk Groups 33:04

11. Q&A 35:58

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