Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

Radiation treatment in which radioactive pellets, or "seeds", are placed inside the body as near to the cancer as possible. There are two types of brachytherapy: 1) Permanent seed implantation: low-dose pellets inserted into the body permanently. 2) High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy: highly radioactive seeds place in the body temporarily.

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