External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) uses highly sophisticated systems to irradiate tumors from outside the body. It is a powerful weapon against many different types of cancer. In some cases EBRT is applied as a standalone therapy. In others, it is recommended either before or after surgery.
If you and your Santa Cruz Radiation Oncology team decide on EBRT, there are several different technology options available. These are:
While these different therapies may share similar features and benefits, each is particularly effective against or suitable for certain tumors. Which one is best for you will depend primarily on the type, location and stage of your cancer.