Today, cancer survival rates and outcomes are improving. Why? Technological advancements are enabling physicians to detect tumors earlier (when they’re smaller), and cancer treatments have advanced. While this is great news in the fight against cancer, it also means that longer-term side effects of treatment have a greater impact on the treatments chosen.
For this reason, recent studies have highlighted the diminishing role of whole-brain radiation, instead supporting the use of stereotactic radiosurgery, such as Gamma Knife.