Are There Different Types Of Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer?

Dr. Horowitz answers the question: 'Different Types of Radiation Therapy?'

March 16, 2009 -- Question: Are there different types of radiation treatment for prostate cancer, and what determines which radiation treatment is right for me?

Answer: There are different types of radiation for men who have prostate cancer, including external beam radiation or radiation implants, otherwise known as brachytherapy or seeds. What determines what the appropriate radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer is includes both the size or stage of disease as well as certain individual factors -- the person's age, their health.