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  • surgery
  • Brachytherapy: Alternative to Surgery in Penile Cancer? (medscape.com)
  • VIENNA ― For at least some patients with penile cancer, there appears to be an alternative to surgery: they can be treated with brachytherapy instead, without compromising outcomes, say French researchers. (medscape.com)
  • Another important finding, he pointed out, was that recurrences could often be successfully treated with a second round of brachytherapy or by surgery, without incurring a higher mortality risk from the disease. (medscape.com)
  • 22 of 29 (75.9%) patients who experienced local failure only were able to achieve a complete remission after undergoing salvage surgery or a second regimen of brachytherapy. (medscape.com)
  • Treatment results have demonstrated that the cancer cure rates of brachytherapy are either comparable to surgery and EBRT, or are improved when used in combination with these techniques. (thefullwiki.org)
  • survival
  • He would really prefer to have brachytherapy if he could believe his survival chances would be equal. (oncolink.org)
  • The use of brachytherapy in this very rare cancer type not only translated into high survival rates of men with this disease but also ensured that the impact on their quality of life was kept to a minimum. (medscape.com)
  • Several long-term brachytherapy studies have found the recurrence-free survival rate somewhere between 77 and 93 percent. (howstuffworks.com)
  • proven
  • The predecessor of the Flexitron remote afterloading platform, the microSelectron digital remote afterloading platform is a proven, reliable system for brachytherapy applications. (elekta.com)