Dr. Brian Lawenda explains what is SpaceOAR hydrogel, how it reduces radiation side effects from prostate cancer treatment and the placement procedure.
Here’s a quick video explaining how I use SpaceOAR hydrogel to reduce high-dose radiation to the rectal wall during prostate cancer treatment.
Studies confirm that the use of SpaceOAR significantly reduces the risks of rectal toxicity and erectile dysfunction after prostate radiation therapy.
- Bowel: 66% fewer SpaceOAR hydrogel patients experienced clinically significant declines in detectable bowel quality of life
- Urinary: 65% fewer SpaceOAR hydrogel patients experienced clinically significant declines
- Sexual: SpaceOAR hydrogel patients who had erections sufficient for intercourse at baseline were 78% more likely to retain sexual function at 3 years
- If you’re interested to see how SpaceOAR hydrogel is placed, watch this video: https://www.spaceoar.com/physicians/resources/spaceoar-hydrogel-procedural-video-marcio-fagundes-md-radiation-oncologist/