Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery offers the possibility of treatment for cancers as diverse as benign and malignant tumors of the brain as well as cancers of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, including those of the lung, mediastinum, lymph nodes, liver, pancreas, kidney, gynecologic and urologic sites.
Also treated are melanomas, sarcomas and kidney cancers. The success rate, meaning the control of the cancer in the treated site, is high. The durability of treatment effectiveness in the treated field is usually for the remainder of the patient’s life. Our specialty involves fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery – meaning that the dose is divided into several portions so as to make the technique safer and easier to tolerate.
Our experts who first pioneered Fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery in the Western Hemisphere have tremendous experience treating many kinds of primary and metastatic cancers. This experience is unparalleled.
Yet for each patient, the circumstances are unique. Each patient has a particular kind of cancer and a particular history when coming to Radiosurgery New York. Each patient has a specific site or sites of disease. Prior treatment, sensitivities to agents and procedures are significant factors which must be taken into account. Patient and family preference is important.
First Body Radiosurgery
In The Western Hemisphere
Pictured on right is the first patient treated in the Western Hemisphere with Body Radiosurgery. She is also our patient!
We treated her lung cancer when no other treatment worked – chemo, RT or surgery. Radiosurgery created a great and durable remission from which she benefited for years! Bravo to her!
Since Radiosurgery is so different from standard radiation, chemo or surgery, a separate definition of tumor control exists. Tumor control means the targeted tumor ceases to grow, shrinks or disappears completely – and no further treatment is needed there.
Local control is very high with Radiosurgery. Dr. Lederman first brought Radiosurgery to the Western Hemisphere and has the largest experience worldwide.