Stereotactic radiotherapy for secondary cancer in the liver

This is a new way of giving radiotherapy that may sometimes be used if surgery or radiofrequency ablation aren’t suitable.

Stereotactic radiotherapy treatment is given using a radiotherapy machine, which delivers beams of radiotherapy from many different angles. The beams overlap at the tumour. The radiotherapy dose to the tumour is therefore very high, but the dose to surrounding tissues is very low.

This treatment is only available in a small number of hospitals in the UK. Your specialist can give you more information.

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Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a treatment that uses scans and specialist equipment to precisely target certain cancers. It is usually only suitable for smaller cancers.