Definition of brachytherapy in English:

brachytherapy

Line breaks: brachy|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ˌbrakɪˈθɛrəpi
 
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noun

  • The treatment of cancer, especially prostate cancer, by the insertion of radioactive implants directly into the tissue.
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    • Since the late 1980s, doctors have been increasingly using internal radiation, also called radioactive seed implants or brachytherapy, to cure prostate cancer.
    • Regardless of the technique of choice, eg, photodynamic therapy, brachytherapy, Nd-YAG laser, or electrocautery, complete tumor eradication is the ultimate goal.
    • Options include radical prostatectomy, conformal radiotherapy or brachytherapy, hormone treatment, and active monitoring.

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