In some cases, patients with recurrent lung tumors may have limited options. While a recurrent lung cancer diagnosis may cause feelings of shock and distress, patients can feel hopeful that there are options available to treat cancer that comes back in areas previously treated with surgery or radiation.
At St. Louis CyberKnife, our team of multidisciplinary physicians collaborates to present patients with optimal treatment plans. Several factors, such as a patient’s diagnosis, disease pattern and medical history, are evaluated to determine the best plan for retreatment specific to the patient’s individual needs.
CyberKnife® is used to treat primary, recurrent and metastatic lung tumors with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), an advanced approach that does not require surgery or sedation. The pinpoint accuracy of CyberKnife focuses radiation on the tumor, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. With CyberKnife, treatment is completed within five outpatient sessions with minimal disruption to a patient’s daily routine.
If you have been diagnosed with a recurrent lung tumor and are interested in learning whether you may be a candidate for CyberKnife treatment, call (636) 496-4660 or contact our patient coordinator here.
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.