by | Jul 12, 2019 | Uncategorized

One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and when they do, they’ll be faced with an important, possibly life-altering decision – choosing the right treatment plan.

The good news is that there are many effective treatment options, especially if the breast cancer is detected early. The not-so-good news is that some of the standard types of care – including surgery, chemotherapy, and conventional radiation therapy – can be physically grueling.

Plus, the standard treatments tend to be accompanied by a host of unwanted side effects such as pain, scarring, extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea, or even bone loss or heart problems. And these side effects can last for months or years after therapy has ended.

CAM Therapy for Breast Cancer

In seeking alternative therapies for breast cancer, many women consider what is known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This includes options such as:

·       Acupuncture, which is aimed at stimulating the nervous system, reducing pain, and relieving fatigue.

·       Detoxification diets, which build strength and help maintain your body’s natural defenses.

·       Antioxidant supplements, which help lower your cancer risk by protecting your body from damage caused by free radicals.

·       Biofeedback, in which electrical sensors monitor changes in your body and may enable you to treat symptoms by controlling functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

However, while these CAM treatments may help ease side effects, relieve your pain, and generally improve your quality of life, not all of them are safe. Plus, they are merely meant to supplement traditional medicine, not serve as a substitute treatment of your cancer.

Specialized CyberKnife Radiation Treatment

If you want an effective treatment for breast cancer that is safe, effective, and totally noninvasive with minimal – if any – side effects, you should consider CyberKnife® radiotherapy.

CyberKnife, also known as The Beam of Life™, is a course of treatment that utilizes a robotic arm to deliver concentrated, high-dose radiation to your tumor. Unlike conventional radiation, however, the targeting of the tumor is so precise that it focuses solely on the tumor, leaving surrounding tissues and organs unaffected.

In fact, CyberKnife is so accurate that it adjusts automatically to your slightest body movement – such as breathing – to focus on destroying the tumor, and leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

CyberKnife treatment itself is a comfortable experience overseen by a team of highly skilled radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical physicists, and radiation therapists who perform the painless procedure quickly and efficiently. Instead of undergoing dozens of treatment sessions with low doses of standard radiation therapy over a period of months, you only need up to five 30- to 60-minute sessions with the CyberKnife system.

And best of all, there are few, if any, minor side effects and no recovery time. So, you can resume your normal activities immediately following a treatment and can conceivably complete your therapy in as little as one week.

Noninvasive Breast Cancer Treatment in South Florida

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and if you want to avoid the risks and possible complications associated with surgery and traditional treatment methods, contact the CyberKnife Center of Miami today. We will arrange a private consultation to discuss whether you are a suitable candidate for this revolutionary technology that has helped hundreds of thousands of patients for more than 30 years.

You can reach us at (800) 204-0455 or (305) 279-2900, or simply fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you.