Re: HDR Brachytherapy
The "standard" treatment for cervical cancer is Low-dose chemotherapy,external raditian,and internal radiation.The top 2 cancer facilities or Sloan-Kettering in New York and MD Anderson in Houston,I am fortunate that MD Anderson is at my back door.In the almost 3 years of going there,I have encountered ALOT hundreds who had the same sort of cervical cancer and the "standard" treatment is 30 or more external treatments once weekly chemo so like 4 treatments,then 2 or more internal radiation treatments.Like I said if you have ANY specific questions let me know.....
At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, we have vast clinical experience in combined modality therapy (combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy), including brachytherapy. In high-dose brachytherapy, radioactive material is applied directly to the tumor. Brachytherapy is used in combination with external beam radiotherapy, in which high-energy rays are aimed at the cancer.