Ablative treatment vs. other treatments?

Question

Is ablative treatments for early prostate cancer  the best way forward?

Answer

Ablative treatments for early prostate cancer is available to patiemts with early prostate cancer.Additionally, HIFU and cryotherapy are available, although the radiation options may be best.  If the MRI scan shows the disease to be confined within thecapsule of the prostate gland, if the PSA is less than 20, the Gleeson Gradeless than 8 and the patient’s urinary function is satisfactory with aprostate volume of less than 50 cc, then, of all the non-surgical options,radiation seed brachytherapy is probably the best.