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Radiation therapy for uterine sarcomas

... There are 2 types of brachytherapy: low-dose rate (LDR) and high-dose rate
(HDR). ... In HDR brachytherapy, the radiation is more intense. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

... LDR is less commonly used now in this country. In HDR brachytherapy,
the radiation is more intense. Each dose takes ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-radiation

Cancer Glossary

... h. HDR brachytherapy Search. see high-dose rate (or temporary)
brachytherapy. health ... also called HDR brachytherapy. A ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=h

Radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas

... In high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, the pellets give off a lot of radiation
in a short time, and so stay in place for only minutes at a time. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for cancer of the esophagus

... For high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, the doctor leaves the radioactive
material near the tumor for a few minutes at a time, which may require ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-treating-radiation

Radiation therapy for vaginal cancer

... With HDR intracavitary brachytherapy, the radiation source is still placed
in a cylinder, but it doesn't need to stay in place for long. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vaginalcancer/detailedguide/vaginal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... higher Gleason score). Temporary (high dose rate, or HDR)
brachytherapy. This is a newer technique. Hollow needles are ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Glossary

... High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy: a type of internal radiation in which the
radioactive source is in place only for a short time and then removed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-glossary