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Radiation therapy glossary | American Cancer Society

... Compare to interstitial radiation. ... OP-er-uh-tiv): a type of external radiation
therapy used to ... ter): a machine that creates high-energy radiation to treat ...

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

Radiation therapy for penile cancer

... common way to get radiation therapy is from ... healthy tissues don't get much
radiation. ... In one method, known as interstitial radiation, hollow needles ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/penilecancer/detailedguide/penile-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for cancer of unknown primary

... called internal radiation, interstitial radiation, or brachytherapy. ... external beam
radiation therapies are used ... Possible side effects of radiation therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/detailedguide/cancer-unknown-primary-treating-radiation

Radiation therapy for vaginal cancer

... Another type of brachytherapy, called interstitial radiation, uses radioactive
material inside needles that are placed ... Side effects of radiation therapy. ...

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

Radiation therapy for anal cancer | American Cancer Society

... This method, called internal radiation, brachytherapy, interstitial radiation,
or intracavitary ... less often than external-beam radiation therapy to treat ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Brachytherapy (also called seed implantation or interstitial radiation therapy)
uses small radioactive pellets, or "seeds," each about the size of a ...

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

Radiation therapy for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer

... therapy (3D-CRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). ... This method
is called internal radiation, interstitial radiation, or brachytherapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for nasal cavity and paranasal sinus ...

... internal radiation, interstitial radiation, or brachytherapy. This is sometimes
done if the cancer comes back after external beam radiation therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasalcavityandparanasalsinuscancer/detailedguide/nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinuses-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy)

... as brachytherapy, which means short-distance therapy. ... The main types of
internal radiation are: Interstitial radiation: the radiation source is placed ...

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