Brachytherapy (Satara)

One of the most advanced technologies in Cancer Treatment in the current world of medicine is called Varian GAMMAMEDPLUS IX 24 channel Brachytherapy. Internal radiation is also called brachytherapy. If you need Brachytherapy in Chiplun, we at Onco-Life Care Centre are proud to say that we have this advanced technology.So when it comes to Radiation Treatment in Chiplun, we’re leading the way.

In this therapy, a radioactive implant is put inside the body in or near the tumour. Placing the implant is usually a painless procedure. Depending on your type of cancer and treatment plan, you might get a temporary or a permanent implant.

So how is internal radiation different from external? Well, for one, internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy) allows a higher dose of radiation in a smaller area than might be possible with external radiation treatment. It uses a radiation source that’s usually sealed in a small holder called an implant. Depending on the implant, they have different nomenclatures like pellets, seeds, ribbons, wires, needles, capsules, balloons, or tubes. No matter which, the implant is placed in your body, very close to or inside the tumour – this is done so that very few normal cells are harmed.
Did you know that Brachytherapy is used to treat several types of cancer? Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other cancer treatments. For example, brachytherapy is sometimes used to destroy any cancerous cells that may remain after surgery. Brachytherapy can also be used along with external beam radiation.