Types of Cancer Treated with Trilogy

Preparing a patient for treatment with Trilogy

Preparing a patient for treatment with Trilogy

The TrilogyTM System can be used to treat a wide range of cancers, which means that patients now have more options.

In the past, patients who had very small tumors were usually not candidates for radiation therapy because doctors had to treat an area significantly larger than the cancerous site. Treatment with Trilogy gives these patients another option, since treatment can be focused in increments smaller than a millimeter.

Image-guided radiosurgery was previously limited to tumors of the brain. Now, thanks to advances in imaging, precision beam delivery, treatment planning and patient-positioning technologies, there is new hope for treating previously unreachable tumors, and at earlier stages when the cancer is most curable.

Trilogy can be used to treat most types of cancer, including:

  • breast cancer
  • head and neck cancer
  • liver cancer
  • lung cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer

Trilogy can also be used to target tumors that lie extremely close to critical structures or organs, such as the spinal cord or, in the case of head and neck cancer, the eyes or the salivary glands.

To learn more about treatment with The TrilogyTM System at UMGCC, please call the Department of Radiation Oncology at 800-888-8823.

This page was last updated: April 8, 2015

         
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