Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy. The team at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute uses brachytherapy to treat tumors and cancer. Brachytherapy injects some form of radiation directly into your tumor. This method provides targeted treatment while significantly minimizing radiation exposure to the rest of your body.

Brachytherapy is especially suited for prostate or gynecologic cancers (such as cervical or endometrial cancer)

Types of Brachytherapy

Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute offers two forms of brachytherapy to patients.

Radionuclide Therapy

Radiation specialists can also inject a tumor-specific drug. This treatment is known as radionuclide therapy.

One form of radionuclide therapy is called liver radio-embolization. Cancer specialists can treat certain liver cancers by injecting radioactive microspheres. These tiny, hollow, round particles go into the blood vessels that feed a tumor.

Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute offers other radionuclide therapies, including:

  • Xofigo: An injectable radioactive drug treats painful sites of disease that have spread into the bones in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Zevalin: An injectable radioactive drug used in conjunction with Rituximab treats some patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • I-131: An oral radioactive drug treats certain thyroid cancers in conjunction with surgery, as well as to treat certain benign (noncancerous) thyroid conditions.
  • Lutathera: A targeted radioactive drug that slows or stops neuroendocrine tumor growth
  • Pluvicto: A targeted radioactive drug used to treat certain types of stage 4 prostate cancer

Our radiation experts at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute will help you find the best radiation treatment. Together, you’ll find radiation therapy that is best for your individual needs.

Cutting-Edge Radiation Treatment in One Place

Cutting-Edge Radiation Treatment in One Place

Find the treatment option that is right for you. Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute offers one of the world’s most comprehensive and advanced radiation oncology programs. We also provide South Florida’s first proton therapy center. As the only cancer center in the world to offer all the latest radiation therapies in one place, we’ll help you choose the right treatment for you.

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If you've been diagnosed with cancer, would like information about this or other radiation oncology programs, or would like a referral to our program, please give us a call.

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