CyberKnife® radiotherapy is an innovative therapy for treating prostate cancer and other tumors anywhere in the body. An effective alternative to conventional radiation and surgery, CyberKnife® radiosurgery is a non-invasive, painless cancer therapy available at Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology’s CyberKnife® and urology location in Brandon.
CyberKnife cures cancer without surgery or pain
The CyberKnife® System represents the next generation of radiosurgery systems, combining continual image-guidance technology with a compact linear accelerator that can move in three dimensions. This combination, called intelligent robotics, extends the benefits of radiosurgery to the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body.
The CyberKnife® procedure requires no anesthesia, can be performed on an outpatient basis, requires no cutting or recovery time, and allows for the treatment of patients that otherwise would not have been treated with radiation or who may not have been good candidates for surgery. Patients are usually treated in one week, with few or no side effects. In addition, the CyberKnife® procedure avoids many of the potential risks and complications that are associated with other treatment options and is more cost effective than traditional surgery.
Traditional radiosurgery systems have limited mobility and generally require the use of rigid frames attached to a patient’s skull to provide a coordinate system to effectively target a tumor, restricting their ability to effectively treat tumors outside of the brain. The CyberKnife® System does not have these limitations and, therefore, has increased flexibility to treat tumors throughout the body from many different directions, while minimizing the delivery of radiation to healthy tissue and vital organs.
The World Health organization (WHO) estimates that there are 24.6 million people living with cancer worldwide, with approximately 10.9 million new cases being diagnosed every year. To date, CyberKnife® systems have helped to treat more than 75,000 patients around the world, including those with tumors previously considered inoperable or too surgically complex.
Contact Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology today for more information about CyberKnife® radiosurgery and CyberKnife® radiotherapy treatment options.