Radiation Therapy for Lung Tumors
Radiation therapy is used to treat lung tumors painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, radiation passes through the chest to destroy the cancer cells in lung tumors, Radiation therapy may be combined with surgery, chemotherapy or both depending on the circumstances. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities following each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective lung cancer treatment, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the type and stage of your lung cancer, as well as your overall health.
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Key Advantages of Stereotactic RadioSurgery for Lung Tumors
- Treats patients in 5 or fewer visits, depending on tumor size, volume, and location
- Constantly corrects for patient/tumor movement throughout treatment, ensuring radiation beams are always locked on tumor during treatment
- Respiratory tracking feature requires no breath-holding or respiratory gating by patient
- Reaches tumors from virtually unlimited directions with robotic mobility
- Enables clinicians to maximize and conform the dose to the tumor target while limiting radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue
- Outpatient procedure, little or no recovery time and minimal side effects
- Requires no anesthesia
- Allows for an immediate return to normal activities
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