Does the outcome of prostate cancer patients with large prostates differ from small prostate size in permanent seed, low dose-rate brachytherapy?

@article{Aaltomaa2011DoesTO,
  title={Does the outcome of prostate cancer patients with large prostates differ from small prostate size in permanent seed, low dose-rate brachytherapy?},
  author={Sirpa H Aaltomaa and Vesa V. Kataja and Atte R{\"a}ty and Jan-Erik Palmgren and Tapani Lahtinen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          339-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Brachytherapy has good results in the treatment of early prostate cancer (PC). The procedure is challenging in large prostates, and the optimal prostate volume for brachytherapy was previously defined as ≤40 ml. This study analysed the outcome of PC patients with small (group A) and large (group B) prostate volume in prospective data. MATERIAL AND METHODS The material consisted of 535 consecutive patients treated with brachytherapy in Kuopio University Hospital. The mean follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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