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Is implant radiation a very common cancer procedure?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Implant radiation (brachytherapy) is a common procedure and can be used on many types of cancer. It is most commonly used for prostate cancer, gyn cancers (cervix and endometrial most commonly), and breast (partial breast radiation).
It can also be used for skin cancer, head and neck cancers, sarcomas, and GI cancers.

In brief: Yes

Implant radiation (brachytherapy) is a common procedure and can be used on many types of cancer. It is most commonly used for prostate cancer, gyn cancers (cervix and endometrial most commonly), and breast (partial breast radiation).
It can also be used for skin cancer, head and neck cancers, sarcomas, and GI cancers.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not as common

Most radiation is done by external machines.
But some cancers are amenable to implants, such as prostate cancer, but it's not the most commonly used. Other cancers such as cervix cancer its is imperative to try implants as it is more effective in those cases that can't have surgery.

In brief: Not as common

Most radiation is done by external machines.
But some cancers are amenable to implants, such as prostate cancer, but it's not the most commonly used. Other cancers such as cervix cancer its is imperative to try implants as it is more effective in those cases that can't have surgery.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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