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Sarcoma treatment with brachytherapy

Sarcoma treatment with brachytherapy
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Minimally invasive

About the offer

Brachytherapy of sarcoma makes it possible to bring a hefty dose of radiation locally to the tumor. It's a type of internal (local) radiotherapy. The treatment is usually indicated as a part of a combined therapy approach (after the surgery). Brachytherapy of sarcomas is particularly important in the youngest patients, as it reduces the radiation load on the growth zones. Before starting treatment, a thorough diagnosis is required to assess the current condition and sarcoma progression. Then, brachytherapy planning takes place in a specialized computer program. The contouring of the radiation zone and healthy structures is determined based on CT or MRI imaging data. Combining images obtained during a PET scan is possible to decide on the irradiated volumes more accurately. After calculating the irradiation plan, grains with radioactive particles of cobalt, iodine, cesium, and palladium are implanted into the sarcoma tissue. The installation of the radioactive seeds is carried out under local anesthesia. The procedure is well-tolerated by the patients. Complete decay of radioactive material occurs after a few weeks or months without damage to healthy tissues. Therefore, brachytherapy can be an excellent alternative for sarcoma treatment to traditional radiation.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a radiation oncologist
  • consultation with an orthopedic-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
Diagnosis
  • ultrasound imaging of a limb
  • CT scan of a limb
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation to sarcoma)
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • local anesthesia
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

No, Sarcoma treatment with brachytherapy is an outpatient deal.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

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