Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment could destroy INCURABLE tumours

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Health - Cancer | 0 comments

Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer: The disease affects one in eight men during their lifetime

in men that was previously thought to be incurable could now be treated.

New research has discovered that using a specialised form of radiotherapy could allow them to kill the disease off.

A joint study by the Institute of Cancer Research in London and the UK’s leading cancer hospital, the Royal Marsden, revealed that intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) could successfully eliminate the cancer.

They found it wiped out the disease when used on cancer cells that had spread from the original prostate tumour to pelvic lymph nodes.


Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer: Researchers have successfully tested a new form of radiotherapy

The new radiation treatment works by allowing doctors to give a high dose of radiation directly to prostate cancer cells while protecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

The treatment works by allowing doctors to give a high dose of radiation directly to cancer cells while protecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

Radiation is a common type of cancer treatment that works by making small breaks in the DNA inside cells to stop them growing and dividing and causing…

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