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Prostate Cancer Videos

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Updated May 28, 2010

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Educational videos about prostate cancer

(just click on the heading to see the video)

How Prostate Cancer Develops
An animated tour explains the function of the prostate and how cancer originates and is detected.

What Happens During a Prostate Biopsy
This video illustrates how your doctor may perform a prostate biopsy.

When Is Prostate Removal Necessary?
This video illustrates when removing the prostate may be an appropriate next step.

What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
All about this extremely common condition otherwise known as an "enlarged prostate."

What Is High Dose Rate Brachytherapy?
This video illustrates treatment of a lung tumor, but this treatment is also used to treat prostate cancer and the basic concepts behind HDR brachytherapy are shown.

How Tomotherapy Treats Tumors
This video explores the relatively new radiation therapy option called tomotherapy.

How Chemotherapy Works
Chemotherapy is not a primary treatment for prostate cancer, but occasionally advanced prostate cancer is treated this way. Learns how chemotherapy works with this video.

Getting a Bone Scan
The bone scan is an important and common test for detecting prostate cancer that has spread to the bones.

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