Radiation therapy for prostate cancer involves the use of high-energy beams or radioactive seeds to eliminate tumors. The most common types for prostate cancer include brachytherapy, image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery, and proton therapy.
Which radiation therapy approach works for you depends on the unique characteristics of your disease. Radiation therapy is offered either alone or in combination with hormone therapy, to combat all stages of prostate cancer. In some cases, it is used as a primary treatment approach; in others, it is used after surgery if there are signs that your cancer has come back.