SRS stands for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and is a more advanced cancer treatment allowing for shorter treatment times, fewer side effects, and better chances for a cure. Patients at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center will benefit from this new treatment option for some liver, lung, spine, and brain tumors.
Radiosurgery (one-session treatment) has such a dramatic effect in the target zone that the changes are considered "surgical." Through the use of three-dimensional computer-aided planning and the high degree of immobilization, the treatment can minimize the amount of radiation that passes through healthy brain tissue.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is routinely uses to treat brain tumors and lesions. It may be the primary treatment, used when a tumor is inaccessible by traditional surgical means; or as a boost or adjunct to other treatments for a recurring or malignant tumor.