Prostate cancer has a high survival rate, but seeking treatment is not always an easy decision to make when it comes to managing side effects after treatment. Our Prostate Cancer eBook is available for download with more insights. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer can cause side effects such as rectal pain and bleeding.
Previous treatments involved inserting a balloon between the rectum and prostate to help mitigate exposure to radiation. This balloon typically required regular replacement until the end of treatment.
New advances in technology have led to the development of SpaceOAR, a gel which is used in place of balloons to reduce radiation exposure to the rectum.