• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Prostate cancer brachytherapy

June 22, 2018

a close-up of a serious-looking middle-aged man, holding his chin in his handProstate cancer brachytherapy: Can radiation pass to others? 
Prostate brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. The radioactive "seeds" are implanted into the prostate gland, so that radiation is delivered directly to the prostate, minimizing radiation to the surrounding tissue. Depending on the type of prostate cancer brachytherapy you receive, there are some precautions your health care provider may recommend in the weeks after the procedure to protect others. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

Video: 'Bladder cancer stages' 
Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting approximately 68,000 adults in the U.S. each year. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than women and usually affects older adults, though it can happen at any age. The extent of bladder cancer is defined by staging, and it's highly treatable when diagnosed early. Watch this video to learn about bladder cancer staging and how it can spread from the bladder wall to nearby pelvic organs.

Breast cancer: Treatment
Once your health care provider has diagnosed your breast cancer and determined the stage, treatment decisions will be made. Your cancer's stage helps determine your prognosis and the best treatment options. Learn more about breast cancer staging and the treatment options that might be right for you.