During high dose rate brachytherapy for esophageal
cancer, highly radioactive material is delivered into or around a tumor in
order to eradicate or shrink it. This procedure does not require a hospital
stay in between treatments.
Also Known As:
- Esophagus cancer surgery
- Shrink esophagus tumor
- Cancer surgery
- Temporary high dose rate brachytherapy for esophageal cancer
- Internal radiotherapy for esophageal cancer
- Internal radiation therapy for esophageal cancer
- Brachytherapy for head and neck cancer
Conditions Treated with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Esophageal Cancer:
High dose rate brachytherapy for esophageal cancer maybe be performed in cases of esophageal cancer and adjunct therapy to esophagectomy.