Brachytherapy is an innovative cancer treatment that places radiation directly inside the tumor. Cesium-131 seeds are the size of a grain of rice and release a personalized radiation dose over a period of days. This allows effective treatment while minimizing damage to nearby tissue, and thereby limiting side effects.
Cesium-131 is part of an emerging treatment trend for some patients with symptomatic brain cancer. Cesium-131 can also provide patients with recurrent disease an additional treatment option when previous treatments may have approached radiation dose limits to the body.
Cesium-131 treatment is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team that includes surgeons, a physics team, and OHC’s radiation experts for the proper radiation dosing and delivery.
For more information about Cesium-131 treatment, talk with your OHC doctor to see if it’s right for you or your loved one, or call OHC at 1-800-710-4674.