Eye Plaque Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy Therapy Overview

Brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation therapy. This type of treatment is often used to treat cancer of the prostate and choroidal melanoma.

How Brachytherapy Is Delivered

In this form of treatment, small amounts of radioactive material are temporarily or permanently placed into the tumor.

Are There Different Types of Brachytherapy?

The amounts and frequency of radioactive material placed in a tumor varies based on the aggressiveness of the cancer and whether the patient is receiving other forms of cancer therapy.