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Brachytherapy (radioactive implant treatment)

Radioactive metals can be put inside the body to give a dose of radiation to the cancer. This is called brachytherapy. Some types stay in the body for a very short time and some are permanent.

Internal radiotherapy with radioactive metal

Radioactive metal can be put inside the body to treat cancer. This is called brachytherapy. Find out about how you have it. 

Radiotherapy wires

This type of internal radiotherapy treatment uses radioactive wires, tubes and needles. Radioactive wires can treat a range of cancer, such as breast and mouth cancer.

Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)

Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is a way of giving radiotherapy treatment for cancer in the liver. This can be cancer that started in the liver or cancer that has spread to the liver from somewhere else. 

Last reviewed: 
04 Feb 2019

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