Brachytherapy

With brachytherapy, radioactive material is placed inside your body close to the cancer. It is a type of "internal" radiation therapy that is effective in treating cancer that is confined to a small area of the body, including breast, lung, cervical, gynecological and prostate cancers.

Brachytherapy allows doctors to deliver higher dosages of radiation than with conventional "external" radiation therapy – which is projected from a machine outside of the body. It usually causes fewer side effects and has a shorter length of treatment, so you can get back to work or to normal activities sooner.

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Cancer Center - Patients First Drive

  • 901 Patients First Drive
    Washington, MO 63090
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
125.2 Miles

Mercy Radiation Oncology - Clayton-Clarkson

  • 15945 Clayton Road
    Ballwin, MO 63011
  • (636) 256-5150
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
125.5 Miles

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