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High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer

Posted On: 05-28-2015
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer

What is High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer?

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
  • Brachytherapy
  • 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. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer:

Chemotherapy is a non-surgical alternative to high dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer. Lobectomy, pneumonectomy, segmentectomy and stereotactic body radiation therapy are surgical alternatives.

Potential Complications from High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer:

Possible risks following high dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer include burns, swelling, tenderness, infection and radiation toxicity. It is also possible for the cancer to recur.

Prognosis after High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer:

The prognosis for a positive end result following high dose rate brachytherapy for lung cancer is good.

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