What is Stereotactic Body Radiation?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is essentially stereotactic radiosurgery, except that it is used to treat tumors outside of the central nervous system. This type of treatment is usually administered in more than 1 dose and it can only be used to treat small, isolated tumors.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 2 1
Bone metastases 1 1
Cervical cancer 1 1
Small cell lung cancer 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stereotactic Body Radiation

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Lymphedema 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Stereotactic Body Radiation

Dosage Patients
daily 1
m,w,f 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Stereotactic Body Radiation.