High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
San Bernardino Cancer Care Center is a leader in providing high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy to treat cancer. Brachytherapy is a type of radiation that treats the cancer from the inside out. Brachytherapy is an extremely precise type of radiation therapy. HRD delivers radiation that kills off bad tissue while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. You can get back to doing the things you love more quickly. Treatment time ranges from two – ten days rather than several weeks.
We offer two forms of HRD – Intracavitary brachytherapy and Eye Pterygium SR-90 brachytherapy:
- Intracavitary brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy. Your oncologist places a sealed high-energy radioactive material device (such seeds) inside your body as close the tumor as possible. Intracavitary brachytherapy is often used for cervical, uterine and vaginal cancers.
- We work directly with ophthalmologists to help remove lesions utilizing Eye Pterygium SR-90 brachytherapy. This type of treatment applies radiation directly to the surface of the eye after the lesion is removed so it doesn’t grow back.
This is a highly specialized procedure where experience is critical.