At Radiant Oncology, we proudly offer our patients Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). This revolutionary treatment option is quickly becoming the standard of care for many types of cancer. SBRT allows us to precisely target tumors with high doses of radiation, resulting in shorter treatment courses (1-5 treatments), better tumor control, fewer side effects and a quicker recovery.
If you or someone you love is battling cancer, our team of experts will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
What is Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)?
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that uses high doses of radiation to target cancerous tumors.
This allows for a more targeted approach to treatment, which can help to minimize side effects and improve outcomes. SBRT is delivered using a linear accelerator with precise on-board image guidance (IGRT) and the ability to monitor for movement during treatment with surface guidance (SGRT). The exact dose and duration of treatment will vary depending on the type and stage of the cancer being treated.
Most courses of SBRT consist of 3-5 treatments given every other day over one to two weeks. When used as part of an overall treatment plan, SBRT can effectively treat cancer in a shorter time, maximizing cure and tumor control while minimizing the risk of long-term side effects.
SBRT is an effective treatment for many types of cancer, including cancers of the brain, spine, lung, and liver. In addition, it can be used to treat tumors that are difficult to reach with surgery or are located in sensitive areas where surgery is not an option.
SBRT can also treat recurrent tumors that have not responded to other treatments. In some cases, SBRT may be combined with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery.
What to Expect During SBRT Treatment
When you arrive for your SBRT treatment, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We understand that this can be a difficult and anxious time, so we will do everything we can to make you comfortable. Here is what you can expect:
- Before your treatment begins, you will meet with your radiation oncologist to discuss the details of your treatment plan.
- Once everything is ready, you will be taken to the treatment room and positioned on the therapy table.
- The machine will then deliver the radiation beam, and the treatment will be completed in just a few minutes.
- Afterward, you can return home and resume your normal activities.
There is no need for a hospital stay or recovery period, and side effects are typically mild. However, most patients report feeling fatigued or having skin irritation at the treatment site. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you every step of the way.
How Our Physicians Can Help
At our clinic, we understand how important it is to receive the best possible treatment for your condition. That’s why we offer various services to help you with SRBT treatment. In addition, our team of experienced physicians can provide you with the latest information on SRBT treatment options and help you find the right one for your needs.
We pride ourselves on having some of the best radiation oncologists who have undergone specialized training in SBRT to all areas of the body, especially, the lungs, liver, brain, bones and spine. Consequently, we can offer our patients high-quality and effective care.
We can also answer questions and provide support and guidance throughout your treatment. In addition, we offer a range of resources to help you manage your SRBT symptoms and side effects. If you’re looking for the best possible care, we encourage you to visit our clinic and meet with our team of SRBT experts.
Schedule a Consultation
Our goal is to make cancer easier for patients and their loved ones by giving the best care possible. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. You don’t have to face cancer alone.
We will sit down with you and discuss your treatment options, answer any questions, and help you make the best decision for your care. Our radiation oncologists are here to help you fight back and develop a treatment plan specifically for you. So give us a call today so we can get started as soon as possible.