When Cancer Spreads to the Lungs: How Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Can Help

Cancer can spread, or metastasize, in several ways including through the lymph system, through the blood or through tissue. When primary cancer develops in an area of the body and spreads to another organ, it is called metastatic cancer.

Cancers that commonly metastasize to the lungs include breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney cancer, among others. If the primary cancer metastasizes to the lungs, stereotactic body radiation therapy with the CyberKnife® can be a treatment option for some patients.

Patients and their physicians may choose CyberKnife treatment for lung metastases due to fewer side effects, shorter treatment times and because either the patient is not a candidate for surgery or chooses not to have an invasive procedure for their cancer treatment.

CyberKnife technology provides treatment of lung tumors and metastatic lesions while carrying a low risk of side effects. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, investigate all options available before seeking treatment. Contact us to learn more about how our center treats lung cancer.

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.