of radiation for prostate cancer
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are several treatment options available. Depending on the stage of the cancer, radiation for prostate cancer might be used.
More than half of all people with cancer receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment, as it can greatly improve your prognosis and quality of life following a prostate cancer diagnosis.1 However, radiation beams can potentially affect healthy tissue near the prostate and result in long-term radiation side effects. Due to its close proximity to the prostate, the rectum is most at risk for radiation beam exposure. Barrigel rectal spacer helps protect the rectum and healthy surrounding tissue by minimizing the radiation exposure to them during treatment.2