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bluesheart

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Prostate Cancer treatment

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Prostate cancer treatment time 'could be halved' with more intense radiotherapy

New procedure could reduce the number of hospital visits per year by more than 150,000, say scientists.

The time it takes to treat prostate cancer could be cut in half after study shows men can handle higher doses of radiotherapy.

The new procedure involves applying higher doses of accurately targeted radiation over a shorter period of 20 days.

Currently, radiotherapy for prostate cancer is spread over 37 days with lower doses.

• Older people do not reject cancer treatment, study finds

If the practice was introduced throughout the NHS, it would reduce the number of hospital visits per year by more than 150,000, say scientists.
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