Liver Cancer External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
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External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) for Liver Cancer
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is one of the most frequently used forms of radiation therapy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for liver cancer treatment. External beam radiation therapy uses a high-energy X-ray machine, called a linear accelerator, to deliver radiation to the tumor in the liver.
Your radiation oncologist will pinpoint the area(s) of treatment using a variety of diagnostic and imaging tools to locate cancerous cells in your body. The linear accelerator delivers radiation from any angle and shapes the beams to conform to the contour of the tumor. As a result, our oncologists are able to more accurately target a liver tumor with higher doses of radiation, while minimizing damage to your healthy tissues.
In addition, our EBRT technology allows us to monitor the tumor’s position before each treatment, and to track if the tumor has shifted or changed shape since your last radiation therapy. The procedure itself lasts only a few minutes, plus some additional time for set-up. Treatments are generally given five days a week, over the course of six to eight weeks.
Advantages of EBRT include:
- Fast, painless, outpatient procedure.
- Does not carry the standard risks or complications of major surgery.
- EBRT is targeted to the tumor and minimizes damage to healthy tissue.
We offer several innovative types of EBRT for liver cancer treatment:
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