STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY / RADIOTHERAPY
Stereotactic radiotherapy is a highly specialised treatment, during which Dr Paradza uses very precisely placed radiation beams to treat cancerous tumours. The treatment does not require any incisions, and makes use of 3D imaging in order to target the affected tissue with radiation. Because the radiation can be targeted so specifically, there is minimal damage to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumour. The radiation destroys the cancerous cells, preventing them from reproducing and spreading. Stereotactic radiation can be used to treat cancers of the brain and spine, as well as tumours in the soft tissues, lungs, liver and adrenals.