Rush Radiosurgery offers TrueBeam STx as an alternative noninvasive treatment for lung cancer patients when traditional surgery is not an option. TrueBeam STx is the latest in advanced radiosurgery technology, providing effective treatment of lung tumors and offering many benefits compared to standard treatments. Read below about all of the key advantages TrueBeam STx offers lung cancer patients:
Accuracy – TrueBeam STx delivers high-dose radiation beams that match the shape of the tumor being treated, allowing physicians to treat difficult-to-reach tumors with pinpoint precision. Its advanced imaging and tracking system continually updates the tumor location throughout the procedure, even compensating for normal patient movements and ensuring the radiation beams are always locked on the tumor during treatment.
Session length – TrueBeam STx significantly reduces treatment time with typical sessions usually only lasting 15-20 minutes.
Minimal side effects – Unlike other treatments, TrueBeam STx treatment has minimal side effects. There may be some side effects, such as fatigue, but these are usually minor and temporary. Most patients go home right after treatment and immediately resume normal activities.
Noninvasive – Unlike traditional surgery, TrueBeam STx involves no cutting and no sedation. Treatment for lung cancer patients involves five or fewer procedures in which high-dose radiation is delivered to a tumor.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.