India Hospital Tour by We Care India Medical tourism Company Surgery and Treatment in India by We Care India, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore Surgery and Treatment in India at Low Cost JCI / ISO accredited hospital and experienced surgeon advantages
Medical tourism by We Care India for Low Cost Surgery and Treatment  at Hospitals in India your healthcare is now our concerns
Call: +91 9029304141 (10 am. To 8 pm. IST)
Post an EnquiryMedical Quote, Free No Obligation for Medical tourism Patients in India( Preferred )
(Only for international patients seeking treatment in India)
Only in India Hospital Tour
Treatment & Surgery
Cancer Treatment
Types Of Cancer
Treatment Available
Adjuvant Therapy
Biological Therapy
Bone Marrow Transplant
Cancer Surgery
Combination Therapy
Hormone Therapy
HIFU Treatment
Neoadjuvant Therapy
Steriotactic Radiosurgery
Cost Guide
Cancer Hospitals
Cancer Doctors In India


Bookmark and Share Go Back Print This Page Add to Favorites
Home > Cancer Treatment > Treatment Available > Brachytherapy


What Is Brachytheraphy ?

Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered inside the body with radioactive isotopes (chemical elements), inside delivery devices such as wires, seeds, or rods. These devices are called implants.

Brachytherapy allows for a higher total dose of radiation over a shorter period of time than does external beam therapy. The radiation dose is concentrated on the cancer cells and less damage is done to the normal cells near the cancerous growth. Brachytherapy may be performed in combination with external beam therapy to help destroy the main mass of tumor cells for certain types of cancer.

Brachytherapy is often used in the treatment of cervical, uterine, vaginal, or rectal cancer, as well as eye and certain head and neck cancers. However, the therapy may also used to treat many other cancers.

Radiation oncologists use several types of Brachytherapy depending upon a patient's condition.

There are three types of Brachytherapy delivery : -

  1. Intracavitary treatment : - radioactive implants are placed inside body cavities such as the vagina or uterus.

  2. Interstitial treatment : - radioactive implants are placed directly into the tumor and may stay in the patient permanently.

  3. Unsealed internal radiation therapy : - a medication containing radioactive materials is injected into a vein or into a body cavity.

Brachytherapy implant placement may be one of two types : -

  • Permanent Brachytherapy

    Also called low dose rate Brachytherapy ; permanent Brachytherapy uses implants called pellets or seeds. These implants are very small, about the size of a grain of rice. The implants are inserted directly into a tumor through thin, hollow needles. The implants are left in place after the radiation has been used up, as their small size causes little or no discomfort.

  • Temporary Brachytherapy

    Temporary Brachytherapy refers to the use of implants that are removed after the treatment has ended. Implants, such as hollow needles, catheters (hollow tubes), or balloons filled with fluid, are inserted into or near the cancer for a period of time, then removed. Either high-dose or low-dose Brachytherapy may be used.

General anesthesia may be used during the insertion of implants, depending on the size and number of implants, as well as the location of the insertion site.

How Brachytherapy works ?

Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy in which physicians place the source of irradiation close to the tumor or within a body cavity. Brachytherapy may include placing radioactive sources inside a body cavity (intracavitary Brachytherapy ) such as the vagina, or by putting radioactive material directly into body tissue using hollow needles (interstitial Brachytherapy ).

Brachytherapy may be given in addition to external beam radiation, or it may be used as the only form of radiotherapy. In some cases the radioactive sources may be permanently left in place; in other cases, they are removed after a specified time. Placement of radioactive sources may be repeated several times in some situations.

Advantages of Brachytherapy in India

Experts have found that Brachytherapy allows a higher than normal dose of radiation placed in or adjacent to the tumor. This approach reduces the risk of damage to healthy tissue and increases thlikelihood of destroying the tumor.

The list of of world class Cancer hospitals in India is as follows : -

Apollo Hospital Chennai Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India
Apollo Specialty Hospital Chennai Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, India
Apollo Hospitals Bangalore Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, India
Apollo Hospitals Delhi Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
Fortis Hospital Noida, India Fortis Hospital, Noida, India
Narayana Cancer Hospital, Bangalore, India Narayana Cancer Hospital, Bangalore, India
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon ( Delhi ) , India Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon ( Delhi ) , India

^ Back to Top

For more information, medical assessment and medical quote send your detailed medical history and medical reports
as email attachment to
Email : -
Call: +91 9029304141 (10 am. To 8 pm. IST)
(Only for international patients seeking treatment in India)

Send Response

Gender : Age :


For a detailed evaluation send patientís medical reports / X rays / doctors notes to
Patient Story

Patient Storys

Successful heart surgery at We Care India partner hospital allows Robert Clarke to live a normal life despite a rare genetic disorder We Care india helped Robert find best super specialised surgeon for his rare conditions.

Read    : Robert's Story
See All : Patient's Success Stories

Related Link

Group Websites

Find us on

Medical Tourism Search Information For Professionals Resources
Hospitals By :


Neurosurgery, Brain Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Tumor Surgery in India

SSL Certificate
Neurosurgery, Heart surgery, Brain Surgery , Brain Tumor Surgery in India

Copyright © 2009 - 2010 We Care India. All Rights Reserved.
Home | About Us | Site Map | Get a Quote | Disclaimer | Advertise With Us | Contact Us


Brachytherapy India, Implant Radiation, Internal Radiation India, Or Interstitial Radiation, Sealed Source Radiotherapy, Prostate Cancer India, Treatment India, Symptoms India, Cause India, India Hospital Tour India, Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy India, Brachytherapy India, Prostate Cancer India, Prostate Cancer Symptoms India, Low Cost Brachytherapy Treatment India, Prostate Cancer Symptoms India, Prostate Brachytherapy India, Brachytherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Cancer, Intracavitary Brachytherapy Treatment, Interstitial Brachytherapy Treatment