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brachytherapy

[brake-ee-THER-uh-pee] internal radiation treatment that is given by putting a radioactive source right into the tumor or close to it. There are 2 main types of brachytherapy. In intracavitary treatment, the source is placed into a space near the cancer. In interstitial treatment the source is placed directly into the tissues. Brachytherapy is sometimes used along with external beam radiation therapy. See also high-dose rate brachytherapy, low-dose rate brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy, ionizing radiation.

Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy)

... Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy). Internal radiation therapy is also
known as brachytherapy, which means short-distance therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-how-is-radiation-given-internal-radiation

Study Compares Different Types of Radiation for Breast ...

... A study comparing a kind of brachytherapy to whole breast irradiation (WBI)
found that women treated with brachytherapy were more likely to need ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-compares-different-types-of-radiation-for-breast-cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer in men

... Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation, is
another way to deliver radiation therapy. Brachytherapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

... Radiation therapy can be given externally (external beam radiation) or internally
(brachytherapy). External beam radiation. ... Brachytherapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-radiation

Radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

... This is called external beam radiation therapy. In some cases, both
brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy are given. ... Brachytherapy. ...

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

Study Compares Different Types of Radiation for Breast ...

... A study comparing a kind of brachytherapy to whole breast irradiation (WBI)
found that women treated with brachytherapy were more likely to need ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/study-compares-different-types-of-radiation-for-breast-cancer

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Brachytherapy (internal radiation therapy). Brachytherapy (also ... much.
There are 2 types of prostate brachytherapy. Both ...

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

Cancer Glossary

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

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

Radiation therapy for uterine sarcomas

... Radiation therapy also may be given by placing radioactive materials near
the tumor. This is called brachytherapy. ... Brachytherapy. ...

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