IMRT for anal cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an outpatient procedure and may not carry the standard risks and complications associated with surgery for anal cancer, and it may allow patients to avoid surgical removal of the anus.
Some additional advantages of IMRT may include:
- It’s a fast, painless outpatient procedure.
- It does not carry the standard risks or complications of surgery, such as surgical bleeding, post-operative pain, or the risk of stroke, heart attack or blood clot.
- Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates through the body, IMRT is targeted to the area being treated.