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Brachytherapy (in cervical cancer)

This refers to a form of radiotherapy where radioactive source(s) are placed in the high vaginal vault next to the cervix (Brachy = Gk: closeto) or through the os (the portal through the cervix that leads to the inside of the womb). By their proximity to the cervix, they deliver a very high dose of radiation locally there without over-irradiating the other pelvic tissues.
 

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