Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

Metastatic lung cancer occurs when cancer cells break away from a primary tumor in the lung and travel to other parts of the body through the blood or lymph system. Although it’s possible for lung cancer to metastasize to many different parts of the body, it most commonly spreads to the other lung, adrenal gland, bones, brain and liver.

Rush Radiosurgery treats metastatic lung tumors with TrueBeam STx®, a powerful, noninvasive technology that treats patients with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery. Primary and metastatic tumors throughout the head, neck and body are targeted with high-dose radiation beams.

Nonsurgical and painless, procedures are completed in fewer than five sessions, making TrueBeam STx an important treatment alternative for metastatic cancer patients who have undergone previous invasive methods or are unable to have surgery.

Unlike conventional radiation and surgery options, patients who are treated with TrueBeam STx usually experience few to no side effects and are able to return to their normal routines following treatment.

Find out more about how our center treats lung cancer here, or click here for more information about metastatic cancer.

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.