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Brachytherapy may be used as a treatment option for different types of cancer. Our radiation specialists of Radiation Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore work in close collaboration with Mercy’s medical and surgical oncologists to provide comprehensive treatment plans for our patients.
Brachytherapy is one of the advanced types of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. It is also known as internal radiation therapy as it involves placing radioactive material inside the body.
The procedure allows doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation in a more localized and precise manner as compared to external beam radiation. In addition, brachytherapy may have fewer side effects than external beam radiation and treatment may be shorter.
Brachytherapy may be offered alone or in conjunction with other treatment options. It is sometimes utilized in cases where some cancer cells are left behind after surgery.
Brachytherapy is a treatment option for many types of cancer, including:
During brachytherapy, radioactive material is placed in the body near the cancer. Typically, the radioactive material is delivered by a sealed implant. Several factors may determine how brachytherapy is performed, including the type and location of the cancer. In some cases, radioactive material is inserted through an opening in the body cavity, such as the windpipe. In other cases, radioactive material is placed directly into body tissue using applicators, such as a needle.
Brachytherapy allows doctors to deliver more radiation in a more precise manner compared to external beam radiation. This may reduce overall treatment times and may also cause fewer side effects than seen with external beam radiation treatment.
Radiation Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including lymphoma, melanoma, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Mercy's radiation oncologists utilize state-of-the-art technologies and procedures, including brachytherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy and TrueBeam™ radiotherapy to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Radiation Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dr. Maria Jacobs leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center bringing passion, enthusiasm and a heart for caring to her patients.
A patient shares her story and optimistic perspective while undergoing radiation treatment for skin cancer.