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What Are Palladium Seeds?

Palladium seeds are tiny, metallic cylinders made of titanium. These seeds contain a radioactive material, which is Palladium 103 isotope. Palladium 103 is a man-made radioactive material created by a machine known as a cyclotron. Once the radioactive material is created, it is encased in a titanium shell, which is then microscopically welded to completely retain the radioactive source. Radioactive materials, like palladium seeds, emit energy to selectively destroy cancer cells. Other seeds containing Iodine125 or Cesium 137 emit higher energies and can potentially deliver higher does to surrounding tissues, so are not used in this practice. To learn more about Palladium seeds and what they can do for you regarding your prostate cancer, call Desert Prostate Specialists today.

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Are You a Candidate for Palladium Seed Implantation?

With 40 years of experience, Desert Prostate Specialists can easily determine candidates for palladium seed implantation. Our data has even helped us determine which patients would benefit from a combined approach treatment with intensity modulated radiation (IMRT) followed by seed implantation. Everyone’s case is different, so we look at each patient’s case individually. We have performed thousands of prostate implants with an extremely high success rate of local control, along with a minimal complication rate. Our results are constantly analyzed and made available for both physician and patient reviews. If you or someone you love is dealing with prostate cancer, Desert Prostate Specialists can recommend the right treatment.

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Contact Desert Prostate Specialists Today

Desert Prostate Specialists is a freestanding cancer treatment center in Rancho Mirage, CA that offers a rare blend of leading-edge technology and individual attention for every cancer patient who seeks our assistance. Our physicians and specialists are experienced in treating several different types of cancer with a variety of techniques and treatments. When pursing cancer treatment, you want the highest-quality care from the most experienced doctors and specialists. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Desert Prostate Specialists in Rancho Mirage, CA. If you or someone you know has prostate cancer, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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