SBRT for Lung Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A woman with lung cancer may be eligible to try stereotactic body radiotherapy as a treatment.

Lung cancer, which takes many forms, is a common form of cancer. Some case of lung cancer grow slowly and are not life-threatening; others spread aggressively throughout the body. Good treatment options are available when lung cancer is diagnosed early and growths are confined to the lungs.

Among the most promising options is stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), also known as radiosurgery. This is an accurate, high-dose, noninvasive radiation procedure that can cure some cases of lung cancer. Yale Medicine, a long-time leader in treating lung cancer patients with SBRT, has exceptional experience honed over many years. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.