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Boston Herald Reporter Alexi Cohan recently joined Dr. Peter Orio on the “front lines” in order to learn more about brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment. This article details the brachytherapy procedure process and the benefits that it brings both the patient and their clinicians.
From the article:
“The elegance of the procedure is its simplicity. We don’t change the anatomy,” said Orio. “An hour out of your life to cure cancer. It’s amazing.”He was right about elegance. The procedure lasted 58 minutes, and the patient was soon whisked away to recover for the next hour before he was sent home with minimal pain or side effects.
The procedure is inexpensive, and within about a year many patients have less than a 1 percent chance that the cancer will come back, according to Orio.
You can read the full article from the Boston Herald by clicking here.
In addition to being the Director of Prostate Brachytherapy at South Shore Hospital in clinical affiliation with the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Dr. Orio is also the current President of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). We thank Dr. Orio for making time to help build awareness among the general population about brachytherapy’s importance as an option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Isoray is committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer and ensuring patients have the right information to support their treatment decisions.
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