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Brachytherapy (Radioactive seeds) Treatment Abroad

Details of international hospitals and medical centers performing Brachytherapy for cancer patients.

Neolife Oncology Center

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Neolife Oncology Center is an Outpatient Oncology Hospital that does NOT perform any type of surgeries. Our center is the reference center specialized in oncology performing the latest treatment protocols and supporting the individual treatment with physical and social aspects.

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Öber

Radiation Oncology Specialist

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3,000 - 10,000 US$

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are there for you when you most need us. Cancer treatment is generally a long 'fight' and so we wish to be by your side guaranteeing access and knowledge of the latest progress and offering you maximum psychological support and making your road to recovery as easy as possible.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirónsalud has a multidisciplinary team of oncologists made up of experts in cancer of the breast, lung, and prostate, as well as colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and solid tumors.

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Jesús García Foncillas López

Director of the “OncoHealth” oncological institute of the department of oncology at Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and the Translation

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

Medical Port partnered with the most recognized cancer treatment clinics and private hospitals to provide you with known oncology experts and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital not only provides early diagnosis programs for cancer, but also offers a private treatment plan by combining the experience of the physicians and operation team with all the facilities of advanced technology.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The Comprehensive Cancer Unit of the University Hospital of San Vicente Fundación, with more than 40 years of experience in cancer treatment, provides the patient and his family with an integral and timely service in the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and prevention.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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About Brachytherapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Brachytherapy?
Brachytherapy (also known as Radioactive seeds) is a kind of radiation therapy used in cancer treatment. In radiation therapy, ionizing radiation is used to eliminate cancer cells and reduce tumors. During brachytherapy, radioactive material is placed directly on the tumor.

Brachytherapy that involves using radioactive seeds is known as Permanent Brachytherapy. The radioactive seeds are placed in or near the tumor and are left there permanently. After many months, the radioactivity level of the implants reduces to nil. The seeds are inactive and remain in the patient’s body without any lasting effect.

Brachytherapy is used to treat cancers of the prostate, cervix, head and neck, skin, breast, gallbladder, uterus, vagina, lung, rectum, and eye.

How is Permanent Brachytherapy performed?

  • A needle containing radioactive seeds is inserted into the tumor.
  • The needle is removed and the radioactive seeds are placed inside the patient’s body.
  • The physician may use X-rays and CT scans to position the seeds in the correct place.
  • Other imaging tests may also be performed after the seeds have been implanted to verify the placement of the radioactive seeds.

How to prepare for Permanent Brachytherapy?
The patient may need to do some of the following preparations:
  • Blood tests
  • Pre-treatment ultrasound, CT scan or MRI
  • Bowel preparation
  • Chest X-rays
  • Electrocardiogram

Side effects:
Side effects of brachytherapy differ according to the location of the tumor.

Acute side effects that last for a few days consist of the following:
  • Localized bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort or discharge at the implant site
  • Fatigue

Acute side effects of brachytherapy related to cervical or prostate cancer are:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary retention
  • Painful urination
  • Minor rectal bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Rare chance of seeds migrating outside the treatment site and into the bladder and passed in the urine

Acute side effects of brachytherapy related to skin cancer are:
  • Shedding of the skin’s outer layer
  • Ulceration

Days admitted : A few days of hospital stay may be required after a permanent brachytherapy, depending on the dose and location of the implant. As the radiation becomes less day by day, the patient will be discharged from the hospital.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia may be administered while the implants are inserted into the patient’s body.

Recovery : Most patients are able to return to regular activities within a few weeks after brachytherapy.

Risks : Long-term risks of brachytherapy may result from damage of tissues and organs. These include: - Urinary and digestive problems in cases of cervical and prostate cancer - Erectile dysfunction in cases of prostate cancer - Scar tissue and fat necrosis in cases of breast cancer

After care : - The patient should follow the aftercare instructions very carefully. - The level of radiation is very low and affects only tissues that are around a few millimeters of the tumor. As a precautionary measure, patients are advised not to hold infants and small children. They should also avoid being too close to women who are pregnant.

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