Brachytherapy is largely used for the treatment of cervical cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, head and neck cancer, and eye cancer. It can also help in the management of soft tissue sarcomas.
Brachytherapy may be recommended alone or in combination with other cancer treatments like external beam radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or other systemic therapies. Brachytherapy may also be recommended as a part of the palliative care plan to help patients manage the symptoms of advanced-stage cancers.
Brachytherapy also helps reduce damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
As a localized therapy, brachytherapy supports high-level treatment precision.
Through conformal targeting, brachytherapy helps reduce damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
By facilitating high-dose radiation therapy, brachytherapy helps reduce the overall treatment duration.
It may also help patients prevent or delay organ loss by reducing the need for surgery.
As a palliative treatment, brachytherapy helps reduce pain and discomfort for patients.