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Brachytherapy and Implants

  • What is Brachytherapy and Implants?

    Brachytherapy (also known as internal radiation) involves placing a small radioactive source (pellet or seed) inside the body near the tumour. It allows higher doses of radiation to be given to specific areas of the body, and may cause fewer side effects than conventional radiation therapy. With brachytherapy, treatment time is usually shorter.

    The brachytherapy seeds may be placed inside a body cavity, like the vagina, or inserted into the tissues using hollow needles. They may be left in permanently or removed after some time.

  • Brachytherapy is used as treatment for many cancers, including:

    • Bile duct cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Uterine cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer (food pipe)
    • Lung cancer
    • Eye cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Soft tissue cancer
    • Head and neck cancer

    It is effective for some who have prostate cancer or cervical cancer, and may be preferred for some women who have uterine cancer. Brachytherapy is recommended if there is the risk for tumour regrowth in the upper vagina after removal of the uterus.

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  • Our Specialists

    There are 5 SpecialistsView All

    • Lee Kim Shang

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Mount Elizabeth Oncology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67312778
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #13-16/17
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67338118
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 to 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      68363665
    • Yang Tuck Loong Edward

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Radiation Oncology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road, Basement 1 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      69330128
    • Lee Kuo Ann

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Radiation Oncology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road, Basement 1 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      69330128
    • Khor Tong Hong

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Mount Elizabeth Oncology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67312778
    • Tan Yat Harn Daniel

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Asian American Radiation & Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      8101 3838

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