HDR brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma
With HDR brachytherapy, radiation is deposited inside the body, in the area of the tumor, thereby delivering a maximum dose while reducing exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue. This is especially useful for soft tissue sarcoma tumors located near vital organs. By avoiding damage to healthy tissue, high-dose rate brachytherapy may also reduce the side effects that you may experience during standard radiation therapy.
High-dose rate brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma is often used following surgery to help eradicate any cancerous cells that remain after the procedure. Radiation therapy may also be combined with chemotherapy in some cases, depending on the personalized treatment plan that has been developed by you and your care team.