The Medical Information Center, Medical Karaji, can help you find a new radiation treatment method in oncology – Brachytherapy.
Thanks to targeted focused treatment with three-dimensional brachytherapy, the chances of successful treatment are increasing and as the impact is only directed to the injured parties, the side effects are reduced. This kind of radiation treatment is one of the most important methods in the treatment of cancer, which allows the doctor to direct the high dose radiation to the tumor without damaging the healthy tissue.
Brachytherapy allows doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation to more specific areas of the body than conventional radiation therapy.
Brachytherapy is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material in your body. Thin applicators are placed in the affected parts of the body, through which they irradiate the place. At the moment the radiation stops, the patient is no longer radioactive.
Brachytherapy is used to treat several types of cancer, including:
Bile duct cancer
Cancer of the esophagus
Head and neck cancer
Soft tissue cancer
Brachytherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. For example, brachytherapy is sometimes used after an operation to destroy cancer cells that have remained in the body and could not be surgically removed.
This new method has wide application possibilities.