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radioactive implant

[ray-dee-o-ACT-iv im-plant]a source of ionizing radiation that is placed in or around a tumor to kill the cancer cells. See also brachytherapy, radiation therapy.

Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy)

... to protect themselves while handling radioactive materials.) If ... day or so after
the implant is removed ... in the area where the implants were placed. ...

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

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

... a tumor has been removed by surgery, radioactive implants are put ... Implants
may either be left in the patient as a permanent implant or they ...

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

Safety for the patient and family

... or stool are usually not radioactive and probably ... visit patients who have a
radiation implant. ... Permanent implants use weaker radiation, and patients ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family

How is radiation therapy given?

... a tumor has been removed by surgery, radioactive implants are put ... Implants
may either be left in the patient as a permanent implant or they ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-the

How is radiation therapy given?

... a tumor has been removed by surgery, radioactive implants are put ... Implants
may either be left in the patient as a permanent implant or they ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiatio

How is radiation therapy given?

... a tumor has been removed by surgery, radioactive implants are put ... Implants
may either be left in the patient as a permanent implant or they ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-how-is-radiation-therapy-given%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/underst

Cancer Glossary

... radioactive source is implanted or temporarily placed in the body. Compare
with external beam radiation therapy. See also brachytherapy, implant. ...

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

Safety for the patient and family

... or stool are usually not radioactive and probably ... visit patients who have a
radiation implant. ... Permanent implants use weaker radiation, and patients ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family%25252525252525253fdocselected%25252525252525253dradiation-therapy-principles-