HDR Brachytherapy For Uterine Cancers (endometrial Or Cervical)
Brachytherapy is an integral part of the treatment course for many patients with endometrial and cervical cancers. Special devices are placed near the cervix and radiation is given through the use of these devices.
These treatments are usually given on an outpatient basis. The number of sessions varies from 3-5 depending on patient specific circumstances.
Patients are often first treated with pelvic radiation therapy after which time they are treated with HDR brachytherapy. Many patients often receive concurrent chemotherapy during the radiation treatment course.