SBRT for Spine Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A young woman who could be thinking about treatment with SBRT for spine cancer..

Cancers can occur anywhere in the spinal column, from the base of the skull down to the lower back. Cancerous cells may be found in vertebrae, as well as in nerves, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that are part of the spine or help to support it. About 10,000 men and women in the United States develop cancer of the spinal cord each year.

Physicians at Yale Medicine have been using a new radiation therapy called SBRT since 2008, and are national leaders in the field.