Concentrated radiation - quicker and closer to the cancer
If you or a loved one has cancer, your individual treatment plan may include brachytherapy. This radiation treatment is given inside the body, as close to the cancer as possible.
Brachytherapy targeted at the cancer - sparing normal cells
Brachytherapy allows for a higher total dose of radiation over a shorter period of time than does external beam therapy. The radiation dose is concentrated on the cancer cells and less damage is done to the normal cells near the cancerous growth.
Brachytherapy may be performed in combination with external beam therapy to help destroy the main mass of tumor cells for certain types of cancer. Types of cancer that we treat through brachytherapy include endometrial, cervical, prostate and vulvar.