Brachytherapy is one of radiation therapy methods applied in the treatment of various malignant neoplasm types. Brachytherapy is most commonly applied in neoplasms of the genital organ, breasts, prostate gland or skin. However, it may be employed practically in any location affected by the neoplastic process if specific indications are met.
It may be used as a standalone treatment method (e.g., in prostate cancer, some neoplasms of the head and neck or in skin cancers) or as an element of treatment in conjunction with surgery, teleradiotherapy or chemotherapy. The selection of the treatment method of a malignant neoplasms in a patient depends on multiple factors such as location, shape and size of the tumour as well as on the patient’s individual preferences.
NU-MED Center for Diagnostics and Oncology Therapy in Zamość and NU-MED Center for Diagnostics and Oncology Therapy in Katowice are both fitted with a Brachytherapy Laboratory.
Further details on radiation therapy are available in our article: “Brachytherapy as one of radiation therapy methods“