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Brachytherapy  

What is brachytherapy?

Brachytherapy (also called interstitial radiation therapy), which is less common than external radiation treatment, involves internal radiation therapy that is administered by implanting a radioactive substance into or nearby the tumor.

For treatment of breast cancer, brachytherapy involves taking radioactive material contained in thin plastic tubes and surgically implanting the containers in or near the tumor in the breast.


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