What is internal radiotherapy?

There are two types of internal radiotherapy:

  • Brachytherapy – This is when a solid radioactive source is placed into or close to the tumour.
  • Radioisotope therapy – This is when a liquid source of radiation is used inside the body. It’s also called radionuclide therapy.

Your healthcare team will be able to provide you with more detailed information about these types of radiotherapy.

The radiology staff who performed the brachytherapy were amazing. Very kind, supportive and very gentle. They really made me feel looked after.


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