Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) For Functional Disorders Treatment in Oncology

The purpose of this post is to throw some light on Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS Radiation), its advantages and success rates, the types of technology used by best radiation oncologists in Bangalore, India!

So, read the post carefully!

INTRODUCTION to Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Over the course of the last few decades, stereotactic radiosurgery brain treatment has become one of the best therapeutic options for curing different malignant lesions in the brain, spine, base of the skull, and from other body parts.

Almost all of the top Oncologists from India use a precisely high dosage of SRS radiation to eliminate or deactivate an existing tumor without any complex surgery.

Rolling back a few years, this SRS treatment wasn’t as popular or revered among cancer specialists, be it in India or abroad. And those who were familiar with this non-surgical treatment only used it for curing head lesions.

But with the tick of time, this Stereotactic Radiosurgery was used more for treating extra-cranial lacerations (including both primary and metastatic lesions) of the spine region along with curing tumors present in the liver or lungs.

However, some oncologists still consider using SRS for treating neurooncological maladies.

Digging Deep into Its DETAILS

Stereotactic radiosurgery treatment involves the use of radiation beams (which are immaculately focussed by best cancer specialist doctors) to cure tumors and other present maladies in the brain, lungs, spine, neck, liver, etc.

As this involves no incision, this doesn’t label as traditional surgery. Rather, this treatment makes use of 3D images to target the appropriate radiation dose to the damaged part on the encircling healthy tissue (be it of the brain of any other body part).

In words of Oncologist DR S Varun Kumar from Bangalore India –

The SRS treatment is performed by damaging the targeted cell’s DNA, which prevents them from reproducing. This shrinks the existing tumor.

This unique radiosurgery is usually done in a single session. And this is in sharp contrast to body radiosurgery (intended for the liver, lungs, and other soft tissue cancers) that needs 3-5 sessions to achieve the desired results.”

Furthermore, other Cancer Experts in Bangalore India point out 3 different technologies that are used for the SRS treatment- be it in the brain, breast, or other body part!

They Are As Follows –

  • LINAC or Linear Accelerator Machines provide X-rays to help cure cancerous (and non-tumorous abnormalities) in the brain or other body parts! Top manufacturing brands include TrueBeam and Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Gamma Knife- which employs 192-201 small gamma beams to cure cancerous (and non-tumorous deformities) in the brain! Unlike TrueBeam and Cyberknife, the Gamma Knife is used to treat small to medium cancers and lacerations in the brain.
  • Proton Beam Therapy – This is the latest SRS technology that uses charged particle radiotherapy to cure brain tumors in one session. Furthermore, the Proton Beam Therapy can also be used to cure cancers in different body parts over multiple sessions with the use of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy.

Advantages and Its Success Rate

According to the most top-rated radiation therapy specialists in Bangalore India; Stereotactic radiosurgery brain treatment has had a lot of success. And, now it is considered to be one of the most effective one-day treatments to cure tumors, abnormalities and other forms of lacerations.

SRS Is A Better Alternative To Invasive Surgery, Especially For Patients Unsuitable To Undergo Surgery Due To These Conditions.

  • Their tumors/abnormalities are in hard to reach spots
  • Their tumors/abnormalities are present close to key anatomic regions/vital organs
  • Their tumors/abnormalities are subjected to movements inside their body

SRS Also Proves Advantages In Curing These Following Conditions.

  • Primary and metastatic tumors
  • Malignant and benign lesions
  • Multiple brain cancers
  • Residual cancer cells
  • Orbital, intracranial tumors along with cancer existing at the base of the skull
  • AVMs or Arteriovenous Malformations (denoting a knot of expanded blood vessels which hinders circulations to the brain)
  • And a host of other neurological disorders like trigeminal neuralgia (a facial nerve disorder), tremor, and small-medium tumors in other body parts like liver, spine, prostate, neck, head, lung and abdomen

To further support the effectiveness of SRS in treating these tumors, the treatment has an impressive success rate of 80-90%. This is in sharp contrast to conventional treatment, which comes with a success rate of 35-45% overall!

Conclusion

Stereotactic Radiosurgery mainly aims to eliminate cancer cells in the brain or other parts of the body without causing patients any harm. The treatment also minimizes its radiation effects on the health issues and inhibits the treatment side effects too.

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