Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancers, and can also be used to treat tumours in many other body sites.
Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.
Brachytherapy is a highly successful treatment procedure for many types of cancer, including prostate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchi, esophagus, and head & neck. The Brachytherapy can also help in treating the soft tissue sarcomas.
Brachytherapy benefits include:
It is very effective in treating cancer, as the radiation delivered has a high level of accuracy. It provides a highly targeted conformal treatment for increased efficacy and improved sparing of nearby healthy tissues. Brachytherapy reduces the treatment duration for certain types of cancer and increases possibility to avoid prostatectomy, it is generally considered as an alternative treatment for challenging cases.
The Brachytherapy simplifies palliative treatment options and minimizes the risk of side effects. This is a minimally invasive therapy with a shorter treatment time, coupled with quicker recovery time and fewer visits to the hospital.