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URO TODAY: Prostate cancer patients treated with external beam radiation who are still having urinary/gastrointestinal problems two months after treatment are more likely to have long-term side effects. READ MORE>


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URO TODAY: A gel used to fix facial wrinkles has also been found to effectively shield the rectum from radiation damage during brachytherapy. READ MORE>

Hylaform increased the separation between the prostate and rectum and decreased the mean rectal dose, thereby improving the gastrointestinal-related acute quality of life of prostate cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.

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URO TODAY: Permanent brachytherapy implants sometimes have a detrimental effect on a patient’s bowel, so German researchers have been looking at whether side effects are any worse 30 days to a year after treatment. READ MORE>

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