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Hi @gmack. My husband was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer, mets to the liver. He received treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in March using SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy). It was quite fascinating and intricate. He received 5 treatments within a two week timeframe. He tolerated it quite well as they were focusing on a tumor in the liver, with good results.
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what is SBRT? How does it differ from standard radiation?

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers precise, high doses of radiation to a tumor. SBRT is a specialized technique used to treat tumors in the lung, liver and spine while minimizing damage to the surrounding normal, healthy tissues. It is more of a targeted treatment. We were told that if this procedure wasn’t successful, that SBRT would not be done a 2nd time on the same tumor, due to it’s precision. If it didn’t work the first time, it wouldn’t work the 2nd.