Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a revolutionary non-surgical radiation treatment that is used to treat pancreatic cancer and metastatic tumors in the lung, spine, liver, lymph nodes and other soft tissue. SBRT delivers a potent, highly focused dose of radiation to the tumor(s) while sparing the surrounding normal tissues. This ultra-precise way of delivering radiation offers an alternative for patients who are not candidates for conventional surgery.
Higher doses focused on the target cause tumors to shrink by damaging the targeted cells. The damaged cells lose their ability to grow and reproduce. SRS and SBRT is delivered in as little as one to five days.
Benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery include:
- Shortens the treatment course
- Improves tumor control
- Reduces side effects
- Patients who have a recurrence may be treated again
- No surgery, surgical complications or hospital stay
- Painless therapy