What is Radiosurgery?
Radiosurgery is a procedure that delivers precise radiation beams to your tumour from many directions. These beams meet at the tumour site, delivering a high dose of radiation to a small area which reduces the risk of injury to the surrounding healthy tissues.
Why do you need Radiosurgery?
You may be given radiosurgery if you are unable to have surgery, for example, if you are elderly or very sick, or to slow down the growth of small, deep brain tumours that are hard to remove during normal surgery. You may also receive radiosurgery after surgery to treat any remaining abnormal tissue.
Radiosurgery can be used to treat:
- Brain tumours and metastases
- Head and neck, and nasopharyngeal tumours
- Pituitary tumours
- Spinal cord tumours
- Eye tumours