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recouring prostate cancer after seed implant
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An_243669 posted:
can cancer return after raditon seed implants?
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Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
Yes, of course. As with any treatment, there is always a chance for local recurrence or developing distant disease. In general, (as with prostatectomy, external beam radiation or cryotherapy), the more aggressive the disease, (higher Gleason score, PSA, and/or clinical/pathologic stage) the higher the likelihood of recurrence or failure after seed implantation.