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High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer

High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer

High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer: High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer is the delivery of highly radioactive material directly into or around the tumor to shrink or eradicate the tumor. The patient does not have to stay in the hospital in between treatments. Brachytherapy may be considered a nonsurgical treatment option for oropharyngeal cancer.

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

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

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

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

Other Surgical Options: High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer

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

Procedure Complications: High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer

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

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

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

High dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer: Other Names

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

  • Temporary high dose rate brachytherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
  • Internal radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
  • Internal radiation therapy for oropharyngeal cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy for head and neck cancer

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