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Better treatment for lung cancer.

The American Cancer Society says that 175,000 Americans will die of tobacco-related lung cancer this year. The good news: Tobacco use and lung cancer deaths among men have been declining since 1990. Risk factors include smoking and exposure to substances like second-hand smoke, arsenic, some organic chemicals, radon, asbestos and air pollution.

Treatment depends on the type and size of the cancer, its location and the patient’s general health. Typically, several different treatments or combinations of treatments are used to fight lung cancer.

External therapies.

Therapies fall into two categories. External-beam radiation therapy for lung cancer involves a series of daily radiation treatments targeting a lung tumor. Painless therapeutic radiation treatments are delivered in a series of daily sessions. 

Another external radiation treatment for lung cancer is called three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). It combines multiple radiation treatment fields to deliver a precise dose to the tumor. By tailoring each radiation beam to accurately focus on the tumor, we can target the cancer while protecting nearby healthy tissue.

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a form of 3D-CRT radiation therapy for lung cancer that varies the intensity of each radiation beam. It allows precise adjustments of radiation doses to the tissues within the target area. It allows higher radiation doses to reach the tumor while keeping more radiation away from the normal tissues nearby.

Advanced Radiation Oncology Center’s high-energy linear accelerator is a machine that creates high-energy radiation to treat many different cancers, including lung cancer. The machine uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving photons and electrons that can be directed at cancerous
tissue. This treatment has no pain and minimal side effects.

Achieve better results with the latest radiation treatment for lung cancer. Our lung cancer patients come to us from Antioch, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Gurnee, Waukegan and Lindenhurst in Lake County, IL. Contact Advanced Radiation Oncology Center at 847-623-2114 or use our online Request an Appointment form today.