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Glossary: internal radiation therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

internal radiation therapy

(in-TER-nul RAY-dee-AY-shun 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 brachytherapy, implant radiation therapy, and radiation brachytherapy.


What To Know About Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) InformaciĆ³n para pacientes que reciben radioterapia