What is Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate)?

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
Breast cancer 2 0
Cervical cancer 1 2
Endometrial cancer 1 3
Squamous cell throat cancer 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 1
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate)

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Decreased saliva 1
Diarrhea 1
Sore throat 1
Vaginal bleeding 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate).