brachytherapy

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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.
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STOCKHOLM - Whether or not a woman had a hysterectomy made no impact on survival in a small phase III trial of patients with a complete response after chemoradiation, including brachy therapy, for early-stage ovarian cancer.
But expert medics told the family the tot's tumour was too big to be removed by pioneering brachy therapy treatment, a procedure which will involve inserting radiation rods internally.
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.