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brachytherapy

[¦brak·i′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Radiation treatment using a solid or enclosed radioisotopic source on the surface of the body or at a short distance from the area to be treated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The women were married, sexually active, had a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, had an operation and had received brachy therapy for at least four months after the operation.
Rows have erupted frequently in recent years over a failure to supply brand new treatments - including breast cancer drug Herceptin and prostate cancer treatment brachy therapy - across the entire country.
Arrangements are also under way to provide brachy therapy for prostate cancer at Harrington, the statement said.
You recently reported the case of Mr David Powell who has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, for which two leading specialists have recommended brachy therapy, a treatment not available in Wales.
Being the first to add "brachy therapy" to its cadre of services is in keeping with Northwest's tradition of leading in cardiac care.
Among the most controversial were decisions against allowing deep brain stimulation treatment for patients with Parkinson's Disease and brachy therapy for sufferers of prostate cancer.