Brachytherapy or internal radio therapy is a method of raising the dose received by the tumor before or after external radiotherapy in order to enhance local control of the disease.
It comes from the Greek word “braki,” which literally means “near.” Brachytherapy is a form of irradiation in which radioactive sources are inserted in body cavities or between tissues temporarily.
Although higher doses are given to a larger area and improved tumor control is obtained by administering before or after external treatment, the risk of normal tissue complications is reduced as fewer doses are given to the sensitive tissue surrounding the tumor.
Brachytherapy can be applied on:
* Gynecological Tumors
* Prostate Cancer
* Head and Neck Tumors
* Bronchial Tumors
* Soft Tissue Sarcomas Treatment