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Are there different types of radiation therapy for lung cancer?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is standard anterior posterior high energy beams.
There is intensity modulated radiation. There is stereotactic radiosurgery. There can be intrabronchial brachytherapy. The radiation oncologist will decide which one is best for each patient.

In brief: Yes

There is standard anterior posterior high energy beams.
There is intensity modulated radiation. There is stereotactic radiosurgery. There can be intrabronchial brachytherapy. The radiation oncologist will decide which one is best for each patient.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: While there

May be a variety of technologies, the fundamental is depositing energy into a defined target, and limiting the dose to tissues that are more sensitive.
Intent can be to eliminaate the cancer, or to relieve symptoms that it causes. We were stuck at 60 gy for 40 years, but now that we can get higher doses, not sure they are better. Sbrt obliterates but the target is small.

In brief: While there

May be a variety of technologies, the fundamental is depositing energy into a defined target, and limiting the dose to tissues that are more sensitive.
Intent can be to eliminaate the cancer, or to relieve symptoms that it causes. We were stuck at 60 gy for 40 years, but now that we can get higher doses, not sure they are better. Sbrt obliterates but the target is small.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

High-energy x-rays are the most common.
Usually generated by the linear accelerator. It can be given over 6- 7 weeks daily for a curitive intent, 2-3 weeks for palliation, 3-5 fraction using radiosurgery linear accelator base or cyberknife radiosurgery for cure. Other forms of radiation are protons, high dose rate brachytherapy. These are less often used.

In brief: Yes

High-energy x-rays are the most common.
Usually generated by the linear accelerator. It can be given over 6- 7 weeks daily for a curitive intent, 2-3 weeks for palliation, 3-5 fraction using radiosurgery linear accelator base or cyberknife radiosurgery for cure. Other forms of radiation are protons, high dose rate brachytherapy. These are less often used.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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