Brachytherapy

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it's natural to feel concerned and even a bit frightened. You probably have many questions concerning treatment choices and decisions. Most likely, you find yourself constantly thinking, "How am I going to cope with side effects and when will I feel better again," followed often by "What can I do to prevent the cancer from returning."

At Timpanogos Regional Hospital, we partner with GammaWest to provide prostate and breast brachytherapy. Brachytherapy involves the placement of radiation directly at the site of the cancerous tumor. A key feature of brachytherapy is that the radiation only affects a localized area around the radiation source. These characteristics of brachytherapy provide advantages over External Beam Radiation Treatment.

This treatment is the first of its kind in Utah County and is done at Timpanogos Regional Hospital.