ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Prostate cancer treatment consultation. Doctor with a male patient and his wife, discussing prostate cancer treatment and filling in forms. The treatment being discussed here involves the use of long, hollow needles that are inserted into the prostate through the patient's perineal skin, to implant radioactive sources. This type of treatment is known as brachytherapy, and is a form of radiotherapy. The radiation kills the cancerous cells. Photographed at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Scotland.
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