The Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI) offers a full range of radiation therapy techniques to treat thoracic (chest/lung) cancer, including high-dose targeted radiation, also called stereotactic body radiotherapy. This is given in three to five treatments as opposed to the standard six- or seven-week course of treatment.
Among the radiation therapy options at Lahey Health is a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery. This is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power energy on a small area of the body.
Stereotactic radiosurgery targets and treats cancerous tissue while minimizing damage to nearby healthy tissue. It is used to treat a number of different types of cancer, including lung cancer, particularly in people who might not be candidates for surgery.
External radiation, also called external beam radiation, is the most common type of radiation therapy to treat cancer. At Lahey, we have the most up-to-date equipment and experienced radiologists to allow for more precise delivery of the high-energy beams used to kill cancer cells while doing less damage to normal tissues.
Our radiation oncology services include high-tech procedures such as intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, and hyperfractionated radiation therapy.
Your safety is very important to us. Some of our quality and safety initiatives for radiation therapy include: