Internal radiotherapy explained

Internal radiotherapy uses a radioactive material that is put inside the body to treat cancer. We have information about the following types.

  • Brachytherapy

    Brachytherapy uses radioactive implants such as seeds, pellets, wires or plates that are put near or inside the tumour.

  • Radioisotopes

    Radioisotope therapy uses radioactive liquid to destroy cancer cells. This can be given as a drink, capsule or injection.

  • Selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT)

    Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) uses an injection of radioactive beads to treat cancer in the liver.