Brachytherapy for head and neck cancer: a case study.

  title={Brachytherapy for head and neck cancer: a case study.},
  author={Pamela A Devine and Todd A Doyle},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  volume={5 2},
Brachytherapy currently is being used as a treatment modality for head and neck cancer. A case study is presented to illustrate the treatment and safety procedures required when brachytherapy is delivered. A multidisciplinary approach is essential to ensure that family and staff exposure to radiation is minimized. Nursing care considerations include preventing airway impairment, maintaining hydration, developing alternative communication methods, pain management, and bowel preparation. Through… CONTINUE READING