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Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2006-05-25
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The role of HDR brachytherapy in palliative treatment of patients with advanced cancer

Joanna Terlikiewicz, Roman Makarewicz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(2):62-70.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2006-05-25

Abstract

Brachytherapy, also known as sealed source radiotherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the tumour tissue. It is a useful palliative method in treatment of lung, esophageal, breast, gynecological, brain and some head and neck cancers. In this paper we review clinical indications, treatment results, application methods and complications of brachytherapy in palliative treatment.

Abstract

Brachytherapy, also known as sealed source radiotherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the tumour tissue. It is a useful palliative method in treatment of lung, esophageal, breast, gynecological, brain and some head and neck cancers. In this paper we review clinical indications, treatment results, application methods and complications of brachytherapy in palliative treatment.
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Keywords

brachytherapy; palliative treatment; cancer

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Title

The role of HDR brachytherapy in palliative treatment of patients with advanced cancer

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

62-70

Published online

2006-05-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(2):62-70.

Keywords

brachytherapy
palliative treatment
cancer

Authors

Joanna Terlikiewicz
Roman Makarewicz

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