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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)

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Cancer Glossary

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Radiation therapy for cervical cancer

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Cancer Facts & Figures - 2012

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Cancer Facts & Figures - 2010

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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 ...


Cancer Glossary

... chemotherapy drugs. See also chemotherapy. temporary brachytherapy
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Radiation Therapy Principles

... Temporary brachytherapy can be high-dose rate (HDR) or low-dose rate (LDR). ...
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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 ...