A study published in September 2017, titled: ‘Quality of life after brachytherapy or bilateral nerve‐sparing robot‐assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a prospective cohort’, compared patient quality of life after either brachytherapy or radical prostatectomy treatments.
Due to its intimate nature, it is understandable that you may feel uncomfortable when it comes to discussing your symptoms or treatment options for prostate cancer. But with the wide range of options now available, and the varying outcomes and side effects these treatments might present for patients with different lifestyle choices, it is now more important than ever that you should feel confident in discussing your condition and empowered to seek specialist advice on all the possible treatment options available – some of which offer far better long-term outcomes in both sexual function and co...
Jeremy Hunt has affirmed his support for an appeal to raise £2 million towards the construction of a world-class NHS Urology Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Everyone who buys a brick for £10 will have their name recorded in a book of appreciation in the new centre reception. BXTAccelyon will be donating £250 towards the project.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, and arguably the most intimate too, which can cause some patients to feel embarrassed when it comes to discussing their symptoms or treatment options with a specialist. This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, with diagnoses on the rise, it’s more important than ever that men feel confident in discussing their condition and empowered to seek all the possible treatment options – some of which offer far better long term outcomes in both sexual function and continence.
4D Brachytherapy is a hybrid approach to LDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
It combines the benefits of both a two-stage and one-stage implant technique to create a new real-time and dynamic approach to seed brachytherapy.
It not only eliminates some of the disadvantages aligned with each approach, but also introduces a host of added benefits.
Prostate brachytherapy is a targeted form of internal radiotherapy (sometimes referred to as low dose-rate or LDR brachytherapy). It is targeted only at the site of the tumour so the radiation kills the cancer cells without causing major damage to surrounding healthy cells. Tiny seeds containing the radiation are passed through fine needles and positioned directly into the prostate gland. It is not major surgery and usually patients will only spend 1 day in hospital. Most men return to their usual pre-treatment activities within a couple of days.
webBXT is a unique e-commerce platform allowing customers to easily and efficiently order BXTAccelyon products used in the practice of LDR brachytherapy and 4D Brachytherapy.
Convenient, fast and reliable, the webBXT platform provides online ordering, convenient data management, automated seed calculation and order generation. With an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, webBXT offers our customers the opportunity to transform seed ordering practices, efficiently manage data and optimise resources all in one location.
Some of the benefits of using webBXT to order products include; reduced pape...
As technology and computer software becomes more advanced, so does the speed and efficiency of the administration of brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. Low dose rate brachytherapy can now be administered as a single stage procedure, meaning that patients can be treated in matter of hours, often returning home the same day with the procedure itself taking less than one hour.
4D Brachytherapy is the newest, most innovative way of carrying out this single stage procedure using pre-loaded stranded seeds and optimally placed central seeds ordered specifically for each individual pa...
Brachytherapy has been used in the successful treatment of prostate cancer for over 25 years and is a proven, effective alternative to other treatments including watchful waiting, hormonal therapy, surgery or traditional radiotherapy.
Brachytherapy is a targeted form of radiotherapy used for treating localised prostate cancer. This means that it can be used to treat patients whose cancer has not spread outside the prostate itself. Prostate brachytherapy is sometimes referred to as low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy or seed implantation.
'Brachy' means close. In prostate brachytherapy, a radioac...