What is Prostate SBRT?

What is Prostate SBRT?

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a radiation treatment that couples a high degree of targeting accuracy with very high doses of extremely precise, externally delivered radiation, thereby maximizing the cell-killing effect on the tumor(s) while minimizing radiation-related injury in adjacent normal tissues.

Compared to other radiation treatments for prostate cancer that require approximately 35–45 sessions of radiation therapy over six to nine weeks, SBRT can be completed in four to five sessions. Sessions are usually given over one to two weeks. This substantially reduced treatment timeframe is advantageous for men seeking the least amount of disruption to their daily lives.