Aggressive prostate cancer outcomes comparable with surgery versus radiation: study

Men weighing options after a diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer may be comforted to know outcomes from surgery and high-dose radiation have been found to be equally effective. The research also showed that a particular form of radiotherapy, consisting of external radiation followed by brachytherapy — radiation in which a radioactive source is put directly into the tumour – may give patients the best chance that the cancer won’t spread to other parts of their body.