• Streotactic radiation

    Asked by CTRivergal on Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Streotactic radiation

    Has anyone used this type of radiation? Meeting with the radiologist this week I'm told it's about 5 days worth (maybe with a day off in between). Very intense, targeted radiation.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I had Stage IV rectal cancer with a 1 cm cancerous nodule in my lower right lung. They used SBRT ( Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) on the lung met. I had 5 treatments, every Tuesday and Thursday for 2 1/2 weeks. It was the easiest part of my treatment except that you do have to be absolutely still. I had no discernable side effects. And it worked. it's been over 3 years since I had that done - that nodule is dead and nothing else has popped up in my lung. Best wishes. It's a good sign that SBRT radiation is on the table for you.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I wanted to, but my doctor said no. It was too much radiation in too short a time for where my tumor was located. I had 15 treatments.

      Good luck!!

      about 1 month ago

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