Shorter radiation treatments now available for certain cancers


A relatively new radiation treatment for cancer patients is receiving praise for delivering the right amount of radiation to the cancer in a shorter amount of time.

Dr. Susie Chen with Cancer Center of Hawaii joins us with more information on SBRT.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a type of radiation therapy in which a few very high doses of radiation are delivered to small, well-defined tumors. The goal is to deliver a radiation dose that is high enough to kill the cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy organs.

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