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Lung and Esophageal Cancer

Lung and Esophageal Cancer Thoracic Radiation Therapy Services

Radiation oncologists at UPMC CancerCenter are among the nation's most experienced clinicians in the use of:

Currently, they are leading efforts to explore an expanded role for these approaches in the treatment of lung cancer.

UPMC CancerCenter also employs 4D CT and 4D positron emission tomography (4D PET-CT) technologies, when appropriate, to trace your tumor through every point of your breathing cycle to more precisely target radiation during your treatment.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), using the CyberKnife M6 and Trilogy radiation delivery systems, are used to treat lung tumors without having to make an incision. This procedure is generally reserved for people who cannot have surgery because of age, lung disease, or heart disease.

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