EBRT for lung cancer
EBRT helps to lower the risk of side effects typically associated with radiation treatment for lung cancer, such as difficultly breathing or heart damage.
Some additional advantages of external beam radiation therapy may include:
- EBRT is an outpatient procedure. This technique does not carry the standard risks or complications associated with major surgery for lung cancer, which can include surgical bleeding, post-operative pain or the risk of stroke, heart attack or blood clot.
- The procedure itself is painless.
- EBRT poses no risk of radioactivity to you or others with whom you have contact. Thus, as you undergo EBRT, you may continue normal activities with family and friends.