Prostate Cancer – Local Treatment after Radiorecurrence: Salvage Cryoablation

Vol. 44 (3): 435-439, May – June, 2018

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.03.05


DIFFERENCE OF OPINION

Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva1, 2, Fernando J. Kim 1,2
1 Division of Urology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA; 2 Division of Urology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA

 


Keywords: Radiation; Prostatic Neoplasms; Radiotherapy

 


Radiation therapy (RT) is an effective treatment for localized prostate cancer and approximately 45% of patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer choose radiotherapy as initial treatment (1). Novel RT technology is evolving, allowing more targeted and higher doses of radiation in the prostate such as three-dimensional conventional RT and intensity-modulated conformal RT.

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