Navigation Links
Brachytherapy Shows Promise for Cancer Treatment

Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed in or just next to a tumor or body site, which is suspected to be cancerous. The traditional// external beam radiation therapy is delivered through a linear accelerator at some distance from the tumor, outside the body of a person.

Depending on the type of cancer the radioactive source is left in place either temporarily or permanently. For this purpose special catheters or applicators are used to position the source of radiation accurately. Treatments vary in duration and number according to the area being treated.

Brachytherapy is of two types intracavitary treatment and interstitial treatment. In the former, the radioactive source is often inserted into a particular space near the tumor’s location, for example the cervix, the vagina, the windpipe or the esophagus. In the latter the radioactive material is directly implanted into the tissues, such as the prostate.

However the procedure may require anesthesia in addition to brief hospital admission. People undergoing permanent implants usually have very few restrictions. They often return to their normal activities in a short time. Temporary implants can be left inside the person’s body for several minutes, hours, or days.

The person who receives the brachytherapy must take precautions however, especially when around children or pregnant women.

The high-dose-rate afterloading machine allows radiation oncologists to complete brachytherapy quickly, in about 10 to 20 minutes. A single, potent radioactive source is often sent through one or more catheters to the tumor for a particular amount of time. In contrast low-dose-rate afterloading requires at least an overnight hospital stay ifor the required dose of radiation therapy to be administered.

In addition most people experience very little discomfort during brachytherapy.Although, there is an initial soreness from an interstitial implant there are medications, which the radiation oncologist can prescribe to ease the discomfort. Brachytherapy has been found to be a sophisticated and highly effective tool at controlling and even curing cancer
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Brachytherapy for breast cancer
2. Brachytherapy For Breast Cancer Can Be Risky
3. Prostate Brachytherapy Causes Fewer Side Effects Than Surgery
4. Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
5. New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
6. Ebola Treatment Shows Promise
7. New Drug Shows Significant Improvement In HIV-related Heart Condition
8. Greek Study Shows Living In The Hills May Be Healthier
9. Research Shows Carbon Monoxide Prevents Inflammations
10. Latest Research Shows That Multivitamins Might Not Prevent Infections In All Elderly
11. Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... Going above ... program that strives to better communities around the world by offering the Gensuite ... provides the opportunity for team members to become involved in a cause that ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... San Francisco Magazine ... Bay Area counties for 2017. Almost 1,000 nominations were submitted and a little ... process. Results were announced the magazine’s January 2017 issue . , Under ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... January 14, 2017 , ... Healthy ... expanding line of activated charcoal products. With more and more people opting to ... products according to how they cater to specific needs. , Moody Zook focused ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... People ... levels. Counting carbohydrates is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods ... blood sugar levels. Despite being sugar-free, proteins can influence — either positively or ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... , ... With the increasing public preference for chemical-free personal ... alternatives for customers who have grown more conscious about maintaining their health and ... charcoal products, Moody Zook Chief Executive Officer Nate Ginsburg explained their company’s decision ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... YORK , Jan. 16, 2017 ... Densitometers Market Outlook to 2022", provides key market data ... provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in ... Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). ... shares data for each of these market segements, and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Verathon ® Inc., a leading manufacturer and ... new GlideScope ® Spectrum TM Single-Use video laryngoscopes. ... and Ambient Light Reduction TM technology, which actively optimizes ... ... Introducing another bright idea ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017 When synthetic Fentanyl ... market their product as top-rate. They offered free samples, inviting ... customer service. Soon, business was booming. ... described as 100 times more powerful than morphine, has racked ... in last 2 years. One dealer,s recorded fentanyl sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: