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high-dose rate or temporary brachytherapy

[brake-ee-THER-uh-pee] also called HDR brachytherapy. A form of treatment that puts a radioactive source into small plastic tubes or applicators near the cancer. The radioactive source is put in the applicators and taken out a few minutes later. The applicator may be left in place. This is usually repeated for a few days to a few weeks and may be used along with external beam radiation therapy. This is different from low-dose rate brachytherapy, which uses lower doses of radiation over a longer period of time and sometimes leaves the radioactive seeds in the body. Compare to low-dose rate brachytherapy. See also brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy, permanent brachytherapy.

Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy)

... Temporary brachytherapy can be high-dose rate (HDR) or low-dose rate (LDR). ...
Last Medical Review: 10/23/2013 Last Revised: 10/23/2013 ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... see high-dose rate (or temporary) brachytherapy. ... See also risk factor.
high-dose rate or temporary brachytherapy Search [brake-ee-THER-uh-pee]. ...

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

Radiation therapy for cervical cancer

... cause irritation ranging from mild, temporary redness to ... The advantage of
high-dose rate treatment is that ... Last Medical Review: 09/19/2014 Last ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-treating-radiation

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Temporary (high dose rate, or HDR) brachytherapy. ... other studies have found
that the rates were no ... Last Medical Review: 08/26/2013 Last Revised ...

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

Cancer Facts & Figures - 2010

... Rate per 100,000 female population ... The decrease in breast cancer death rates
represents prog ... High-dose radiation to the chest, typically related to ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/acspc-024113.pdf

Radiation Therapy Principles

... Temporary brachytherapy can be high-dose rate (HDR) or low-dose rate (LDR). ...
A systematic review examining the effects of therapeutic ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003019-pdf.pdf

Cancer Glossary

... chemotherapy drugs. See also chemotherapy. temporary brachytherapy
Search. see high-dose rate brachytherapy. terminal Search ...

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

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and ...

... After a physical exam and a review of your ... High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy
allows a person to be treated for ... Low-dose-rate brachytherapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003028-pdf.pdf

Radiation therapy for cancer of the esophagus

... For high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, the doctor leaves the ... In low-dose
rate (LDR) brachytherapy, a ... Last Medical Review: 03/20/2014 Last ...

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