Brachytherapy is a special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed beside or inside a tumour to deliver radiation to small areas over a period of time.
Brachytherapy is commonly used, but not limited to, the treatment of gynaecological, prostate, breast and skin cancers.
Brachytherapy is administered through either a permanent radioactive seed implant (Low Dose Rate “LDR” treatment) or through moving a radioactive source in and/or around the cancer (High Dose Rate “HDR” treatment). With HDR treatment, the radioactive source is removed from the body after the dose has been delivered by the radiation oncologist. Our radiation oncologists will discuss which treatment is suitable for you.