Less time in treatment. Fewer side effects with maximum accuracy. Closer to home. Botsford is one of the few cancer centers in Michigan that offers high-dose radiation brachytherapy, an advanced and innovative technology for the treatment of several types of cancer – including prostate and breast.
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- Fewer treatments: For patients with prostate cancer, traditional radiation takes 5-7 weeks – high-dose radiation brachytherapy at Botsford takes only two days. Breast cancer patients can return to their everyday lives after only five days of treatment, rather than seven weeks. The treatment takes just minutes to deliver.
- Maximizing accuracy: High-dose radiation brachytherapy works by inserting a tiny high-dose radiation source – the size of a grain of rice – directly into the tumor. This allows the maximum amount of radiation to be delivered precisely to where the cancer is most likely to occur – the place where it is needed most.
- Fewer side effects: Because high-dose radiation brachytherapy delivers radiation directly to the tumor, the surrounding healthy tissue is less likely to be effected.
High-dose radiation brachytherapy allows our experienced radiation oncologists to treat cancer in a direct, aggressive manner – in a way that’s less harmful to the body.
Is high-dose radiation brachytherapy right for you?
If you are interested in learning more about high-dose radiation brachytherapy or to make an appointment, call (248) 471-8120 and ask for the Cancer Care Coordinator.
You can also take a tour of the Botsford Cancer Center.