A technique for treating prostate cancer using
tiny radioactive seeds that can be inserted into
the prostate gland.
"Brachy" means close and in this treatment the
radioactivy is inserted directly into the
cancerous organ rather than with conventional
radiotherapy where it travels through the body
tissues before it reaches the prostate gland.
Brachytherapy appears as effective as other
conventional treatments such as surgery or
standard external beam radiotherapy.