Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SABR)

SABR aims to specifically target tumours in the body with high doses of radiation therapy, while limiting the dose to surrounding healthy organs.1,2

Additional information about SABR as a treatment option includes:

  • In some instances and dependent upon tumour type and size, SABR may be considered for treatment rather than surgery1,3
  • SABR is used to treat a range of cancer types. The treating doctor will be able to provide further details about which tumour type, and how these are treated using SABR1
  • The aim of SABR is to minimise dose to healthy surrounding tissue, and thereby to lessen the risk of potential side effects2
  • Surrounding healthy tissue receives a lower dose, minimising the risks of side effects2
  • SABR is a highly focused type of radiation therapy, and the number of treatment sessions you will require will depend on your individual circumstances1
    • Your treating doctor and care team will discuss this with you

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Any medical procedure or treatment involving the use of radiation carries risks, including skin irritation and associated pain. Before proceeding with treatment, you should discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual treatment outcomes and experiences will vary.