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High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer involves inserting radioactive material inside an inoperable liver tumor; the radioactive material is applied for a few minutes and then removed from the body during each of several treatments. The patient does not have to stay in the hospital in between treatments. Brachytherapy may be considered a nonsurgical treatment option for liver cancer.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer:

  • Inoperable liver cancer

Non-Surgical Options: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer:

Other Surgical Options: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

Possible surgical complications of High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis for shrinking the tumor is good.

High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (High dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer) include:

  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for liver cancer
  • Temporary high dose rate brachytherapy for liver cancer
  • Internal radiotherapy for liver cancer
  • Internal radiation therapy for liver cancer
  • Brachytherapy

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