Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New prostate treatment may result in higher rates of urinary complications

UPI – Mar. 11, 2014 – A study of 4,005 Medicare patients over 66 years old comparing the cost and benefits of two highly targeted radiation therapy techniques for prostate cancer  showed that, while SBRT cost an average of $7,400 less than IMRT, those treated with  SBRT  had an increase in side effects. Most of the increase was due to more irritation of the urinary tract with SBRT. 

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