What You Need to Know About Metastatic Lung Cancer

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body and is associated with late stage cancer. For those with advanced lung cancer, it can be difficult to determine the best option for treating metastatic tumors. According to the National Cancer Institute, lung cancer most commonly spreads to the adrenal glands, bone, brain, liver or other lung.

When metastatic lung cancer is discovered, patients may already be undergoing treatment for their primary cancer site. In these cases, patients may require or request another treatment option to reduce further impact on quality of life. CyberKnife Center of Chicago treats patients with metastatic lung cancer with CyberKnife® stereotactic body radiation therapy.

CyberKnife non-surgically treats tumors and metastatic lesions in five or fewer outpatient treatments, which can be particularly beneficial for patients receiving additional treatment concurrently. Stereotactic body radiation therapy may be prescribed with other treatment methods such as surgery or chemotherapy.  

For more information on CyberKnife treatment for metastatic lung cancer, call our center at 331-221-2050.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.