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HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer

HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer

Because the cervix is located close to the bladder and rectum, it is important for radiation treatment to be tightly focused on the cervix to avoid serious side effects.

HDR brachytherapy may be combined with other treatments, such as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

  • Radiation beams are precisely targeted inside the cervix, controlling the location and intensity, and offering excellent precision and maximum dose concentration.
  • Radiation exposure to healthy cervical tissue and nearby organs is limited or eliminated, reducing gastrointestinal and sexual function side effects.