Dear patient,

You have been referred to the lung cancer doctors in The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre to see if it is possible to treat your lung cancer with Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR).

Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy is an effective way of giving radiotherapy, over fewer treatment sessions, which increases the chances of controlling the tumour more than standard radiotherapy, in some selected patients.

What will happen next? (also see figure)

  1. You will receive an appointment with a lung cancer doctor from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
  2. The lung cancer doctor will assess you to see if it is possible to treat your lung cancer with SABR. This may depend on your fitness, other medical conditions and size and location of your cancer.
  3. This information and your scan results will be discussed in our specialised lung cancer radiotherapy team meeting to see if you fit all the criteria for SABR.
  4. If you do not fit the criteria for SABR, we will discuss other treatment options.

We are looking forward to meeting you in our clinic.

Kindest regards,

Lung cancer team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Flowchart showing the referrals process and key decision points for SABR for lung cancer. The steps are listed in the text below.
SABR referral process

Alternative text: Steps in the process chart

Appointment with lung cancer doctor

Medical information and scans discussed in our team

  • Suitable for SABR - leads to 'More detailed information', OR
  • Not suitable for SABR - leads to 'Discuss treatment options'