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UPMC CancerCenter’s radiation oncologists are among the nations most experienced in using different types of radiation therapies to treat patients with cancer.
For patients who have liver tumors that are too large to be surgically removed or when surgery may not be recommended, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be used.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is one of the most precise and effective forms of radiation therapy for treating hard-to-reach areas of the body. SRS uses three-dimensional target localization (also called stereotaxy) to precisely target the tumor, and multiple intersecting radiation beams to shape the radiation to the size and shape of the tumor being treated.
SRS is a minimally invasive procedure that uses state-of-the-art radiation therapy delivery systems to deliver higher doses of radiation to destroy tumors, while reducing risk to surrounding sensitive or critical structures compared to other more conventional radiation therapy techniques.
At UPMC CancerCenter, patients have access to the largest variety of advanced radiation delivery systems available, such as:
Learn more about radiosurgery at UPMC CancerCenter.
The way the radiation therapy is given depends on the type and stage of the cancer being treated.