During high dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer,
highly radioactive material is delivered into or around a tumor in order to
eradicate or shrink the tumor or cancer cells. This procedure does not require
a hospital stay in between treatments.
Also Known As:
- Lung cancer surgery
- Shrink lung tumor
- Cancer surgery
- Temporary high dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer
- Internal radiotherapy for lung cancer
- Internal radiation therapy for lung cancer
Conditions Treated with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer:
High dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer maybe be performed in cases of early stage lung cancer or a blocked airway due to lung cancer.