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Prostate cancer treatment with brachytherapy

Prostate cancer treatment with brachytherapy
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Minimally invasive

About the offer

Brachytherapy is a unique local and precise type of radiotherapy that helps control and stop the malignant process. With high-dose brachytherapy, cobalt or iridium radioisotopes are injected into the prostate tumor. Low-dose treatment is affected by the radiation of iodine or palladium isotopes. Ionizing radiation of radioactive grains destroys the DNA of cancer cells, disrupting their ability to divide. As a result, the tumor gradually decreases and then collapses. At the preparatory stage, transrectal ultrasound determines the gland volume and the number and location of radioactive implants. The number of implants is determined individually based on diagnostic results. Approximately their number varies from 40 to 100. After a few months, the power of the radiation decreases, and soon they are completely deactivated. The implants are inserted under spinal anesthesia. Depending on the complexity, brachytherapy takes from 30 minutes to 2. 5 hours. The patient is placed on his back, with legs apart and bent at the knees, which are necessarily fixed. An ultrasound sensor is inserted transrectally to monitor the placement of implants visually. With the help of a hollow needle, radioactive microparticles are delivered to the tumor through the perineum.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a radiation oncologist
  • consultation with a urologist-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • PSA test
Diagnosis
  • ultrasound imaging of the pelvis
  • transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
  • MRI scan of the prostate gland
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation to the prostate tumor)
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • local anesthesia
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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What is the cost?

The total price for Prostate cancer treatment with brachytherapy is €8,954. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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€8,954

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