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Braquiterapia - Medical Animation

 

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Braquiterapia - Medical Animation
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Según el tipo de cáncer que tenga, su médico podría recomendar braquiterapia, también llamada radioterapia interna. Las células crecen y se dividen como parte de su ciclo normal. El núcleo celular controla este proceso. Dentro del núcleo hay material genético, llamado ADN, que contiene las instrucciones que dirigen este proceso. A veces, el ADN se daña, normalmente, el ADN responde reparándose u ordenando la muerte de la célula. Con el cáncer, sin embargo, las partes del ADN celular que dirigen la división se dañan. Este daño impide que el ADN se repare o le ordene a la célula que muera. Por el contrario, el ADN defectuoso hace que la célula crezca y se divida incontrolablemente, creando células cancerosas. Un tumor se forma cuando las células cancerosas se multiplican y desplazan a las normales. La braquiterapia trata al cáncer en los siguientes órganos: mamas, órganos del aparato digestivo como el esófago y el conducto biliar debajo de su hígado, órganos reproductivos femeninos como el útero, el cuello uterino y la vagina, la próstata en los hombres, el recto, la piel, la zona del cuello y la cabeza, y los pulmones. La braquiterapia es un tratamiento que consiste en colocar material radioactivo cerca del cáncer. Según el procedimiento, se colocarán alambres, cintas o gránulos, llamados semillas, directamente en su tumor o cerca de éste. La radiación de la braquiterapia mata a las células cancerosas al dañar abrumadoramente el ADN de éstas. El tumor se encoge porque las células dejan de dividirse y mueren. Hay dos tipos de braquiterapia: temporal y permanente. Si recibe braquiterapia temporal, su médico le insertará un dispositivo de colocación, como un broncoscopio para acercarse al cáncer todo lo posible. La braquiterapia temporal suele ser una fuente de material radiactivo de dosis alta que trata su cáncer por varios minutos. Cuando termine el tratamiento, la fuente de radiación se extrae; si recibe braquiterapia permanente, su médico le implantará semillas radioactivas que permanecerán en su cuerpo y emitirán radiación continua en dosis bajas. Las semillas se debilitarán con el tiempo y, gradualmente, dejarán de emitir radiación. La braquiterapia se puede usar junto con radioterapia externa u otros tratamientos para el cáncer. Sin embargo, las ventajas de la braquiterapia sobre la radiación externa incluyen una dosis de radiación más alta y focalizada en menos tiempo y menor exposición del tejido normal cercano a la radiación.

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