The American Cancer Society estimates lung cancer will be detected in nearly 220,000 people this year. The disease, ranked as the most common cancer diagnosis worldwide, kills more people annually than breast, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
While surgery or external-beam radiation therapy is considered a standard treatment for lung cancer, patients who are in poor general health or suffer from chronic pulmonary disease, like emphysema, may need to consider other options.
Our center offers a noninvasive form of treatment for lung cancer called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). During the procedure, precisely targeted radiation beams are delivered directly to a patient’s tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Learn more about CyberKnife® treatment here or request more information.