Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
In most cases, only a single radiation treatment is required.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivers a large, single radiation dose with extreme accuracy to well-defined tumors. In most cases, only a single radiation treatment is required. A relative advantage of linear accelerator radiosurgery compared to the Gamma Knife is that a larger x-ray beam can be used, allowing larger tumors to be treated with better uniformity and with less repositioning of the patient.
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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