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Ask a Pro Q: A: I am a 72 year old male and have prostate cancer. Are there any new treatment options available? The Bismarck Cancer Center performs HDR Dr. Cole Kreofsky Prostate Brachytherapy as an additional option Radiation Oncologist, for the treatment of prostate cancer. Bismarck Cancer Center This procedure involves using a radiation source (probe) that is delivered through a series of catheters that are temporarily placed within the prostate using ultrasound guidance, while the patient is sedated. The physician is then able to deliver a higher radiation dose to the prostate and minimize the side effects to the tissue surrounding it. This provides a very precise high dose treatment given over a shorter period of time with minimal side effects. We are confident this new prostate treatment has been instrumental in advancing the way we treat cancer and ultimately create better patient outcomes. The benefits of HDR Brachytherapy are: Radiation to healthy tissue is minimized, reducing the potential for side effects; the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so no hospital stay is necessary; and the patient is not radioactive after treatment, therefore no radiation exposure to family or pets. 500 N 8th Street Bismarck ND 58501 701.222.6100 • 800.248.5511