Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is commonly used to treat small, early-stage lung tumors.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a type of external radiation therapy where high doses of radiation are delivered to small, well-defined tumors. SBRT is commonly used to treat small, early-stage lung tumors. With SBRT, physicians are able to deliver a greater dose of radiation over the course of fewer treatments than with conventional radiation therapy.

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Radiation can be used as a stand-alone treatment, and often it is the only treatment needed. Radiation is also used in combination with surgery, chemotherapy and other targeted therapies. For example, doctors can use radiation before surgery to shrink a tumor or after surgery to stop the growth of remaining cancer cells.

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