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Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Helen Chen, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Helen Chen is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

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  • Topic Info:Stereotactic radiotherapy is used to treat tumors in the lung without having to make an opening in the skin. The treatment machine directs beams of high-dose radiation directly to the area in the lung that needs to be treated. The radiation beams are silent and invisible.

    Radiotherapy can play a pivotal role in the treatment of lung cancer of all stages and can result in long-term curative outcomes for patients.

    Listen in as Helen Chen, MD explains how Stereotactic radiotherapy is used to help treat lung cancer.