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Urinary Symptom Flare Associated with Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Nephrology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Following installation of radioactive I-125 seeds (brachytherapy) into the prostate there is a decrease in the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). Some patients will later develop a transient worsening of urinary symptoms which is called a urinary symptom flare.

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