December 5th, 2001

Brachytherapy

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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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