What is Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants)?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation, is a type of radiation therapy where the source of radiation is implanted in the body as close to the cancer as possible.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prostate cancer 6 2
Breast cancer 1 2
Cervical cancer 1 1
Lung cancer 1 0
Melanoma 1 0
Retinoblastoma 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants)

Side effect Patients
Blood in urine (hematuria) 1
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 1
Erectile dysfunction 1
Painful urination 1
Radiation cystitis 1
Radiation necrosis 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants).