Brachytherapy – Low Dose Rate (LDR)


Brachytherapy – Low Dose Rate (LDR) Overview

LDR Brachytherapy is a powerful form of internally delivered radiation therapy that destroys many types of cancers including cervical, esophageal, head and neck and lung, but it is most often used to treat prostate cancer. LDR Brachytherapy can be used as a standalone treatment or after a tumor has been surgically removed to eliminate any remaining cancerous cells.

LDR Brachytherapy Benefits

  • Extremely precise radiation therapy delivered internally
  • Used alone or applied after surgery to help prevent recurrence of cancer
  • Single treatment session
  • Usually pain-free
  • Minimizes risk of common short- and long-term side effects

How Does Brachytherapy – Low Dose Rate (LDR) Work?

Treatment Process

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