Brachytherapy offers a precise way of treating breast cancer.
Brachytherapy is becoming a popular treatment option for breast cancer patients. It is proven to be an effective form of breast cancer treatment and has the additional benefit of avoiding the need of surgically removing the breast so that a natural appearance can be maintained.
Whilst there are other breast cancer treatment options, there are many advantages of brachytherapy and it remains a viable alternative for breast cancer patients and their families to explore, often with a smaller number of side effects compared to other forms of treatment.
We have a wide range of patient and healthcare professional videos detailing how brachytherapy can benefit treatment for breast cancer or how it can be used alongside an existing treatment programme of radiotherapy.
Download our breast cancer patient guide (pdf) for more information about how brachytherapy can help breast cancer patients make an informed decision about their treatment strategy. We also have a wide range of frequently asked questions about the use of brachytherapy in treating breast cancer. These have been collated from talking to both patients and healthcare professionals.
DISCLAIMER: Elekta is an equipment manufacturer and cannot guarantee a prospective patient’s experience or outcomes. Patient statements presented on this site reflect individual experiences and do not necessarily represent the experiences of all patients who undergo brachytherapy treatment with Elekta equipment or necessarily reflect the view of Elekta.
This material may contain general information relating to various conditions and their treatments. Such information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for advice by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. Patients should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health condition or disease. Patients should always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment options.
Nevertheless, there are a number of high-quality online resources that you may find useful. Among them, the American Cancer Society and the US National Cancer Institute have high-quality information resources that are multi-lingual and available worldwide.
Professional organizations dedicated to cancer treatment also have resources that may be useful. These include the American Society for Radiation Oncology the American Society of Clinical Oncology the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.