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HDR Brachytherapy is another form of internal treatment that involves stronger doses of radiation through the use of temporary implants that are attached via catheters to an external radiation delivery source. The clinician monitors the delivery process and removes the catheters when the daily treatment is completed.  Like seed implantation, a prescribed dose of radiation is delivered while minimizing side-effects because the radiation does not penetrate to the surrounding normal tissue.  High Dose Rate Brachytherapy can be effective with breast, prostate and gynecological cancers.

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