Radioactive isotopes can be used in the diagnosis and therapy. Isotope therapy is the use of radioactive substances released by radiation α or β-ray for treatment of patients. This method is through intravenous or oral drug form, when these drugs are injected into the body, the lesion tissue will absorb these drugs released by the radiation, which destroy the lesions, shrink and kill, so as to achieve the purpose of treatment and also minimize the impact on other tissues and organs.
The most widely used Isotope therapy is the use of iodine 131 treatment of thyroid diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, bone cancer metastases and so on.
The most advanced isotope therapy nowadays is to combine radioisotopes and related ligands and inject into the human body to target the surface of the receptors of diseased tissue to reduce the size for a long time without damaging the surrounding normal cells or kill the diseased cells. This therapy is suitable for use in patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors, and this approach has brought new hope to patients.
The Centre’s isotope therapy is conducted in a non-hospital setting and will provide you with safe, comfortable and convenient treatment options.