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Is there such a thing as oral radiation in pill form

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A pill form of radiation for thr treatment of cervical cancer
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Christy Hammond replied 11 years ago.
Radiation refers to emission of high-energy rays to damage cancer cells. There is no form of this treatment that involves a pill you swallow.

Internal radiation therapy places radioactive material, sealed in a thin wire, catheter, or tube (implant), directly into affected tissue. This method of treatment concentrates the radiation on the cancer cells and limits radiation damage normal tissue near the cancer.
Sometimes radioactive implants are called "capsules" or "seeds."

Internal radiation therapy may be used for several cancers including cervical and uteran cancers. thyroid, , and prostate. Your doctor may suggest using both internal and external radiation therapy.

Other terms for this treatment include: terms, "brachytherapy", interstitial radiation or intracavitary radiation.

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