What is SpaceOAR® Hydrogel?
SpaceOAR® Hydrogel reduces rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy. It acts as a spacer and pushes the rectum away from the prostate. The hydrogel material lasts for 3 months then completely dissolves away by 6 months. The advantage of SpaceOAR® is that it significantly reduces potential side effects of Radiation Therapy to the rectum.
Anatomy without the SpaceOAR Hydrogel
Anatomy with SpaceOAR Hydrogel
At the time of consultation, men can discuss this procedure with their doctor and determine if they are an eligible candidate. This procedure is performed in office and is minimally invasive.
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