Brachytherapy is a form of radiation treatment through which a radioactive source(s) is placed directly into or adjacent to a cancer emitting radiation to a very precise target. Brachytherapy is available in high-dose and low-dose and therapy length varies upon treatment site. Brachytherapy treats prostate cancer, gynecological and breast cancer, esophageal and bile duct cancer, lung cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.

Brachytherapy, internal radiation therapy, focuses on tumors while minimizing serious side effects. Tiny, hollow catheters are inserted directly or adjacent to a tumor. It provides precise treatment and only takes a few minutes.

Brachytherapy can be temporary or permanent depending on treatment plan decided on. Should permanent brachytherapy be the best option, it has no lasting side effect for the patient.