CyberKnife Cancer Treatment: Is It Too Good to Be True?

by | Mar 10, 2023 | Best Cancer Treatment

There are many cancer treatment options out there that overpromise and underdeliver – leaving patients feeling hopeless, frustrated, and even scared.

CyberKnife radiation therapy for cancer is not one of them.  

According to Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife: “The CyberKnife System is supported by two decades of published clinical follow-up, providing real-world evidence that the CyberKnife delivers excellent cancer control with reduced risk of side effects for cancer types throughout the body.”

In other words, CyberKnife is as true as it is good.

To put it simply, the inventor of CyberKnife, Dr. John Adler and his team of  physicians, physicists, and engineers at Stanford University who developed this groundbreaking technology, built a better mouse trap.

Since the CyberKnife® received full-body clearance in August of 2001 and has been used to treat millions of patients worldwide.

CyberKnife is a form of external beam radiation called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which uses image-guided robotic technology to deliver targeted radiation directly to the cancer site or tumor without harming healthy tissue and vital nearby organs.

“CyberKnife is the most refined way to target a tumor and minimize the dose to normal tissue,” according to Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami, the premiere radiation center for cancer treatment in South Florida.


CyberKnife Treatment, Miami, FL:  Patient Stories

We see positive results every day, even from patients who were turned away at other cancer centers and told there was nothing they could do for them and to get their affairs in order.

Patients like Ruby Alexander.

Ruby has been a CyberKnife Miami patient for more than 10 years. She came to us after her breast cancer spread to her lungs, liver, and lymph nodes. We’ve done more than 20 treatments on her – mostly on her lymph nodes – to reduce swelling and pain while improving her quality of life.

The same is true for Barbara Lamp, a CyberKnife Miami patient who sought treatment with us because her daughter, Gail Suarez, is one of our expert radiation therapists.

Barbara was diagnosed with lymphoma of the lung pleura. With treatments at CyberKnife Miami, she never had another tumor caused by lymphoma.  

“The CyberKnife treatment made a huge difference for my mom,” says Gail. “I know that CyberKnife treatments helped my mom battle lymphoma in the best way possible with the best possible results. She was very frail and could not tolerate standard chemotherapy, conventional radiation therapy or bone marrow biopsies the doctors were recommending. She was able to have CyberKnife and never had any side effects from the treatments. She lived for several years and never had a recurrence of lymphoma.”


South Florida Cancer Treatment Center

CyberKnife Miami opened its doors 20 years ago and was the first CyberKnife center to open in the Southeast United States.

We treat patients from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties as well as patients from across the country.  Because of our team’s vast experience, we teach other doctors, physicists, therapists and cancer centers how to use CyberKnife, to give their patients the best chance at beating their cancer and the importance of putting patients first. 

Patients are our number one priority. We want them educated on all aspects of the treatment, what they can and cannot expect. We want them informed so they are confident and comfortable when they lay down on the CyberKnife table for their treatment, knowing they are in the best hands and place possible for their particular disease and situation. Giving them the best chance of beating it, or at the very least to extend their life for as long as possible.

CyberKnife Miami has helped thousands of patients beat and/or live with cancer – even patients who were told they couldn’t have any more radiation or patients whose tumors were deemed inoperable, like lung and metastatic lymph node cancer patients. Most often we can help them and at the very least possibly ease their pain.

CyberKnife treatment can be done on its own or in combination with other therapies depending on the type of cancer.  

Side effects with CyberKnife can also vary depending on the cancer and a patient’s overall health, but they usually are minimal and diminish quickly.

If you would like to find out more about cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900. 

We’re happy to answer all your questions about all your treatment options, review your scans, help you get scans, or even for that important second opinion, which you should aways get. We’re here for anyone who needs cancer answers.

You can also learn a lot more on our website and watch videos to see how the CyberKnife technology actually works.