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Gachon University Gil Medical Center, located in Bupyeong dong, Incheon, South Korea offers patients Brachytherapy procedures among its total of 58 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. The cost of a Brachytherapy procedure ranges from ฿505,000 to ฿1,105,300, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿512,799. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Good facilities and competent doctors. All friendly nurses are satisfied. The quality of the university hospital is very different. I look forward to further development as a representative hospital in our region.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Dept. My spinal stenosis and disk came with neural tube stenosis and I could not walk, but it got much better. I was able to see the x-ray every day and tell me about the treatment. I hear all the symptoms, and the advice and paperwork are impressive. Even if I have been to many hospitals because of my parents, it is the first time my doctors tell me for 15 to 20 minutes every day. So I seem to be a person. Thank you professors and teachers.
Daehang Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Brachytherapy procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Brachytherapy procedures at Daehang Hospital, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $16,986. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
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Brachytherapy sometimes referred to as internal radiation, is a type of radiation therapy to treat cancer that involves placing a sealed radiation source inside or near the tumor. The procedure allows oncologists to deliver higher doses of radiation to specific areas of the body when compared to conventional radiation therapy. It is usually used to treat cancers of the head and neck as well as the breast, lung, esophagus, prostate, cervix, and eye.
During the procedure, you will be given general anesthesia or sedation to reduce discomfort and help you remain still. There are two types of brachytherapy: placement inside a body cavity (intracavity) and placement in body tissue (interstitial). With intracavity brachytherapy, a device that contains radioactive material is placed in a body opening, such as the vagina or the windpipe, while with interstitial brachytherapy; the device is put into body tissue such as inside the prostate or the breast. The device is mainly temporary, but in some cases, it may be placed in your body permanently.
With temporary brachytherapy, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days as the device will need to stay in place for up to 24 hours. With permanent brachytherapy, you can leave the hospital on the same day or the next day after the procedure. In general, you should plan to stay in South Korea for a week.
Recovery for brachytherapy is relatively quick as most people can return to their normal activities and work within one or two days after treatment. However, bear in mind to avoid strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting, intense exercise, and running, until the area where the device was inserted is no longer tender.
You will be given detailed instructions regarding restrictions, diet, and exercises. You may need to undergo a series of follow-up examinations where your doctor will examine your general condition and determine if cancer has changed or stabilized, but you can choose to do this with your local doctor. If you have permanent brachytherapy, you need to avoid sitting closer than 50cm to children (younger than 18 years) and pregnant women for more than 20 minutes each day for at least the first couple of months as you will give off radiation.
Brachytherapy is generally safe and effective. However, it does carry some side effects and risks, such as erectile dysfunction (in approximately 15% to 30% of prostate cancer patients), urinary and digestive problems, bleeding, and blood in urine or stool.
You may undergo conventional radiation therapy if you do not want to have brachytherapy. Your doctor may also recommend other types of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery.
Cancer is life-threatening and dangerous, it can spread to other organs and cause symptoms that prevent you from enjoying your life. After successful brachytherapy, you will no longer experience any symptoms you had before; the risk of your cancer spreading has significantly reduced.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.