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What is the definition or description of: implant radiation?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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