What is brachytherapy?
|Brachytherapy is often used in the treatment of cervical, uterine, vaginal, or rectal cancer, as well as eye and certain head and neck cancers. However, the therapy may also used to treat many other cancers.|
How does brachytherapy work?
|There are two types of brachytherapy:|
|General anesthesia may be used during the insertion of brachytherapy sources. |
|Sometimes, brachytherapy is done in combination with external beam therapy to help destroy the main mass of tumor cells. |
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