Early side effects from radiosurgery or SBRT may occur early during or after treatment, and are typically gone within a few weeks. Late side effects can occur months or years later; some may require intervention. Discuss your specific case with your physician/s to fully understand the potential risks associated with your treatment regimen.
Side effects may include:
- Radiation pneumonitis
- Radiation fibrosis
- Complications (e.g., pneumothorax) due to fiducial marker insertion
- Rib pain and/or fracture
- Injury to airways / nearby tissue