Prostate brachytherapy is split into two main forms: low dose rate permanent seed brachytherapy and HDR brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiotherapy.

The choice between seed brachytherapy and HDR brachytherapy will depend on your tumour and other factors. Your consultant will discuss with you the best form of brachytherapy for your circumstances as well as other treatment options.

The links on the left hand side contain information that will be helpful to you in your discussions.

Last updated: August 2019

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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Corinne Faivre Finn
“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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