SBRT for Lung Cancer: Why Real-Time Tumor Tracking Matters

For those facing a lung cancer diagnosis, it’s important to understand the process and anticipated outcomes for the various treatment options available to you before making a decision. Lung cancer can be treated with surgery, conventional radiation therapy or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

CyberKnife Center of Chicago offers SBRT with advanced CyberKnife® technology. The system has unique tracking capabilities, allowing it to locate and track the lung tumor continually as the patient breathes during treatment. This results in extremely precise radiation delivery, which may reduce overall side effects. For patients with surgically inoperable tumors or those located near critical structures in the lung, CyberKnife offers a noninvasive option with reduced treatment time and the ability to receive treatment while maintaining your regular routine.

Real-time tracking and compensation for tumor movement is an important benefit in the treatment of lung tumors. This advantage is particularly important for those who may develop recurrent lung cancer and have previously received radiation therapy or are seeking an option that could reduce the impact on their quality of life.

For more information on CyberKnife’s real-time tumor tracking ability, watch our treatment overview.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.