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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: The Latest Technique

July 19, 201613 min
With conventional therapy, radiation is delivered in relatively small doses over the course of several weeks, with patients receiving daily treatments during that time. With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), physicians are able to deliver a greater combined dose of radiation over the course of fewer treatments. SBRT has shown dramatically better outcomes than conventional radiation therapy.Radiation therapy plays a pivotal role in the treatment of lung cancer of all stages and can result in long-term curative outcomes for patients with early stage disease.Listen in as Sagus Sampath, MD discusses the advantages of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy to treat cancer.

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