Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

VIDEO | 6:00

The outcomes for prostate cancer treatment with external beam radiation or radioactive seed implants are comparable, although each approach has different effects on a patient's quality of life. If you need radiation therapy for prostate cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recommends that you discuss both options with your doctor and weigh the pros and cons of each. In this video, radiation oncologist Michael Zelefsky explains some factors to consider when deciding which treatment to pursue.