Pronunciation: (BRAY-kee-THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor. Also called implant radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy, and radiation brachytherapy.

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Date last modified: 2007-08-19Understanding Radiation Therapy: What To Know About Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) Información sobre la radioterapia: Lo que debe saber sobre la braquiterapia (un tipo de radioterapia interna)