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High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Treatment of Skin Cancer

Mary Washington Hospital Radiation Oncology is offering a new treatment option for patients with skin cancer. This noninvasive treatment offers the use of a highly radioactive source to treat skin lesions for a short duration of time. The treatment is localized and customized to the area being treated by numerous devices such as flaps, molds, or cone shaped applicators.

HDR brachytherapy treatment requires a referral from your dermatologist.

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Benefits of HDR Brachytherapy treatment for skin cancer:

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  • Fewer treatment sessions
  • Non-invasive
  • Convenient, short treatments (about two minutes long)
  • Minimal side effects
  • Spares healthy tissue
  • Customizable per patient
  • Excellent cosmetic after look, with excellent local control of the cancer
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