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What is brachytherapy?

By Anonymous March 6, 2009 - 10:34am
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Hey anon, Thanks for writing ...
Brachytherapy or Internal radiation therapy is where radioactive materials are placed into the body near the cancer cells and can be used to treat several different types of cancer.

You can find a very thorough explanation of the procedure at this link along with risk factors for complications, expectations and possible warning signs.

We also offer a wonderful article specific to breast cancer about the treatment as well as a first-hand account from a woman who underwent the procedure. You can find the titles along with the links below:

Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer

Annette Shares Her Decision To Have Breast Cancer Brachytherapy

Are you considering brachytherapy? Are you advocating for someone who is considering the procedure?

March 6, 2009 - 5:05pm
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