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Cancer therapy reduces treatment sessions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a cancer therapy that shrinks the number of treatment sessions needed to reduce or eliminate the cancer.

The procedure delivers a few very high doses of radiation. It targets small, well-defined tumors.

The radiation dose is high enough to kill the cancer. However, it reduces exposure to surrounding organs.

SBRT can treat many cancers, including:

  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Prostate
  • Spine
  • Abdominal cavity

The therapy is used to treat small, early-stage tumors.      

A seven-centimeter tumor on the lung was difficult to treat in the past. This new procedure effectively treats that tumor. It has fewer side effects for the patient and less potential damage to other organs.

Other treatment methods require patients to have up to 35 treatments over the course of several months. A few SBRT treatments over the course of two weeks can zap the cancer.

Marshfield Clinic Radiation Oncologist providing this treatment are:​​

 

 

Kareem-H-Abdelhadi-MDKareem H Abdelhadi MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1129Kareem-H-Abdelhadi-MDGP0|#565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2;L0|#0565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2|Rice Lake Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Alexander-Chi-MDAlexander Chi MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1773Alexander-Chi-MDGP0|#ba55b5bf-45ea-4b2c-83f9-1dd852a0afc3;L0|#0ba55b5bf-45ea-4b2c-83f9-1dd852a0afc3|Eau Claire – Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Michael-Husak-MDMichael Husak MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=720Michael-Husak-MDGP0|#565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2;L0|#0565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2|Rice Lake Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
David-F-Lee-MD-FRCPCDavid F Lee MD FRCPChttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1462David-F-Lee-MD-FRCPCGP0|#6639399e-f7d9-494e-8d8f-b43f7bd955be;L0|#06639399e-f7d9-494e-8d8f-b43f7bd955be|Minocqua Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Patricia-K-Lillis-MD-MHAPatricia K Lillis MD MHAhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1221Patricia-K-Lillis-MD-MHAGP0|#7dc3eb6b-5d55-45a3-8afe-f870cd2f0db9;L0|#07dc3eb6b-5d55-45a3-8afe-f870cd2f0db9|Stevens Point Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Bevan-Ly-MDBevan Ly MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1888Bevan-Ly-MDGP0|#b140ec99-82d4-461d-9b9a-b14eeb2bb59f;L0|#0b140ec99-82d4-461d-9b9a-b14eeb2bb59f|Weston Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Leon-B-McNealy-MDLeon B McNealy MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=840Leon-B-McNealy-MDGP0|#4f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7;L0|#04f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7|Marshfield Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Warren-W-Olds-MDWarren W Olds MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=203Warren-W-Olds-MDGP0|#4f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7;L0|#04f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7|Marshfield Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Sagar-C-Patel-MDSagar C Patel MDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1706Sagar-C-Patel-MDGP0|#4f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7;L0|#04f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7|Marshfield Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
John-R-Simmons-DOJohn R Simmons DOhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1860John-R-Simmons-DOGP0|#565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2;L0|#0565d07d5-8f01-4985-81fe-c45df83a6bd2|Rice Lake Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045
Shahram-Mashouf-PhDShahram Mashouf PhDhttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/content/Lists/Providers/DispForm.aspx?ID=1907Shahram-Mashouf-PhDGP0|#4f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7;L0|#04f79b0f4-5957-41f3-83f1-fa6b9170b1a7|Marshfield Center;GTSet|#74e10e38-525f-4194-8215-3e35e744d045

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