Mojave Radiation Oncology Medical Group

Brachytherapy

At San Bernardino Cancer Care Center, we strive to help our patients overcome cancer and reclaim their normal lives. We understand how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be for you or a loved one, which is why we’re proud to offer a variety of advanced cancer treatment methods to combat a wide variety of cancers and conditions. In addition to Clinac cancer treatments with RapidArc, we’re also proud to offer high dose Brachytherapy to our patients.

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)

HDR Brachytherapy is an extremely precise method for radiation therapy that’s effective in eliminating cancers of the skin, cervix, prostate, breast, and many other areas. Brachytherapy works by implanting an intense source of radiation directly into the tumor site, delivering high doses of radiation with remarkable precision. HDR treatment is delivered through a computer-controlled machine in just two to ten convenient treatments. To place the radiation applicators, we simply use a wire or cable inserted into a catheter that goes into the tumor site. We can remove the catheter between treatments, helping to minimize side effects and impact on your life, and we can vary the positioning of the wire to target cancer of any shape and location. No hospital stays are required.

We offer two forms of HDR Brachytherapy at our facility:

  • Intracavitary Brachytherapy: Often used for cervical, uterine and vaginal cancers; this method delivers radiation to the cavity directly adjacent to the tumor.
  • Eye Pterygium SR-90 Brachytherapy: We work directly with ophthalmologists to help remove these lesions. This type of treatment applies radiation directly to the surface of the eye after it is removed so it does not grow back.

Contact Your San Bernardino Cancer Treatment Center

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, we know how difficult things can be – but we’re here to help. As experts in radiation oncology and cancer treatment, we’ll work with you to design a treatment plan that helps you beat your cancer and reclaim a healthy, normal life. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you overcome cancer, feel free to call us at 909-887-8800 or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you.