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what is the definition or description of: implant radiation?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Radioactive: Sources are placed into an internal organ, wither permanently or temporarily. Cervix cancer commonly has "endocavitary" brachytherapy implants as part of curative management. Certain prostate cancers can be treated with radioactive isotopes of iodine or palladium. The idea is surrounding healthy tissue may be spared dose.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Internal radiation: In the community, brachytherapy can be done in the hospital, in an outpatient surgery center, or even in the office depending on the type of treatment and the cancer being treated. Complex brachytherapy is usually done in the hospital. General or local anesthesia is often used for pain control. Soreness after a procedure is likely. Look for a doctor recognized by the american board of radiology for focused practice in brachytherapy.

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A member asked:

How long does the implant radiation take?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
What cancer?: There are different types of implants for different cancers. There is low dose implants and high dose rate implants. For prostate cancer for example a permanent implant is done in the operating room and the seeds slowly radiated the prostate over time. The procedure is one hour and the patient goes home the same day.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get an implant radiation done?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Radiation implants: …are usually placed by a radiation oncologist in conjunction with a urologist (for prostate cancer) or a gynecologist (for breast or cervical cancer).

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