Radiotherapy Centers of Kentuckiana

We offer personalized, leading-edge radiation treatments for lung cancer, close to home.

In select cases, stereotactic body radiation therapy for lung cancer can provide great benefits to patients with both small cell and non-small cell tumors that have not spread throughout the lung. The best lung cancer treatment centers will have radiation oncologists who personalize your treatment journey for you.

SBRT is also useful when lung cancers have metastasized (spread) to other areas of the body like the chest cavity, brain, or other organs. It is used in non-small cell lung cancer before surgery to shrink the tumor, if the patient isn’t healthy enough for surgery, if the tumor has spread too far to be treated with surgery, and after surgery to kill any tumor cells that might still be in the body. For patients with small cell lung cancer, it’s used to treat the tumor and lymph nodes in the chest, for people who can’t tolerate chemoradiation, or it may be given prophylactically (as prevention) to help minimize the risk of the cancer spreading to the brain.

Our patient-focused treatment planning and implementation is truly a team process, involving Board-certified radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and nurses. We develop treatment programs tailored for every patient’s unique situation, while providing hope, understanding, and emotional support.


Stereotactic body radiation therapy sessions can be between 30 minutes and an hour long. Stereotactic body radiation therapy delivers a higher dose of radiation and is given in one to five sessions over 1 to 10 days.

Radiation therapy doesn’t have to impact your life. We work to accommodate your schedule so you can continue with your daily activities. And we’re here to support you each step of the way. Here’s what your radiation therapy treatment journey at RCK will look like.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you are referred for radiation therapy during your cancer care, you get to choose where to receive treatment. We are here to support and encourage you—call us today to schedule your first appointment with one of our radiation oncologists at the cancer center nearest to you.