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Thymus cancer treatment with brachytherapy

Thymus cancer treatment with brachytherapy

Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Minimally invasive

About the offer

Brachytherapy aims to impact cancerous lesions and primary tumors by constant low dosages of ionizing exposure from a small radiation source (usually up to 5 mm in diameter). It is believed to be an excellent method for thymus cancer treatment, as it doesn't impact at all or create the slightest possible radiation influence on vital organs near the thymus, including the health, aorta, and others. Brachytherapy is considered much slower in efficiency but a much safer approach regarding possible adverse effects than traditional radiotherapy. Currently, oncologists and radiation oncologists use palladium-103,cesium-131, iodine-125, and iridium-192 brachytherapy sources for thymus cancer, also called "seeds. " The procedure of seed placement involves creating a small cut on the patient's chest and implanting a small radiation source in the middle of the thymus tumor. Often, it might be done with the use of endoscopic technologies. When planted, the radiation source might remain in the patient's body as long as oncologists consider it worthwhile. Brachytherapy often helps decrease the thymus tumor stage and makes it more suitable for further surgical treatment. It can be a primary therapy and part of the combined strategy.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a radiation oncologist
  • consultation with an 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
Diagnosis
  • CT scan of the chest
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation to the thymus)
  • 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.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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