People respond to treatments in different ways. Some side effects may appear in the short-term (known as acute side effects) or may appear several months later (long-term side effects).
Most patients cope well with brachytherapy treatment and the risk of long-term side effects are about the same as other radiotherapy techniques.1
These short-term side effects are typically mild in nature and usually resolve soon after treatment.
Discuss your treatment options and the relative risks of potential side effects with your healthcare professional.
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