Brachytherapy, also called internal radiation therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat several types of cancer, including prostate, breast, and rectal cancers, among others. Brachytherapy involves placing a radioactive material directly inside or next to the tumor. This allows the doctor to use a higher dose of radiation to treat a smaller area and in less time compared to external radiation therapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on brachytherapy, how it works, side effects, and much more.
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction
WebMD looks at how treatment for prostate cancer is linked to erectile dysfunction.
Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy
WebMD explains the use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including internal and external radiation therapy, how radiation therapy is performed, side effects, risks, and more.
Prostate Cancer: Radioactive Seed Implants
WebMD describes how radioactive seed implants, a form of radiation therapy, is used to treat prostate cancer. Learn about the procedure, side effects, and risks.
What Is Recurrent Colorectal Cancer?
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of recurrent colorectal cancer.