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Vaginal Cylinder Brachytherapy

Vaginal cylinder treatments are most commonly performed on patients who have had a hysterectomy. In this scenario the applicator has a central metallic tube in which the radioactive source will travel. The cylinder is inserted into the vagina and will remain there for the duration of the treatment. Typically, the total preparation and treatment time for the first day is a couple of hours while the remaining days are about an hour.