If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, then you know you must be your own and your best advocate. That means listening to your doctor but also doing your own research, exploring different treatment options, and getting a second opinion.
Just because your doctor tells you a specific treatment is your only option, often it is not. There are alternative cancer treatments they may not tell you about. So again, we cannot express this strongly enough. Do your own research!
While conventional therapies including chemotherapy, surgery and traditional radiation might be right for you, there are also safe, effective, and clinically proven alternative treatment options in Florida, which may offer fewer side effects and a better long-term prognosis.
One of those options can be found at the CyberKnife Center of Miami.
What is CyberKnife? An Alternative Cancer Treatment Option
CyberKnife Miami offers a form of radiation called stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT. It uses image-guided robotic technology to deliver targeted radiation directly to the cancer or tumor without harming healthy tissue. The technology is designed to move with the patient – delivering precise radiation to the cancer while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
Despite having the word knife in its name, with CyberKnife treatment there is absolutely no cutting and no knives. The treatment is completely noninvasive
“CyberKnife is the most refined way to target a tumor and minimize the dose to normal tissue,” Dr. Mark Pomper – CyberKnife Miami’s medical director and board-certified radiation oncologist—says on CyberKnife Miami’s YouTube Channel.
CyberKnife can be used to treat prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas, head and neck, and kidney tumors, according to Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife.
It can also be used on tumors where surgery is not an option or in the case of metastasis. And patients treated with CyberKnife can be treated again if there is a recurrence.
Compared to conventional radiation, CyberKnife can deliver higher doses of radiation in fewer treatments. With CyberKnife, most patients need one to five treatments as opposed to 25 to 45 with conventional radiation.
The treatments are pain free. And unlike surgery, there is no cutting and little downtime.
Depending on the type of cancer being treated, there can be side effects including fatigue and nausea. Your overall health, medical history and type of cancer being treated may make you prone to these side effects. However, the experts at CyberKnife Miami will be with you every step of the way to ease any unwanted side effects.
“Accurate and precise delivery helps minimize irradiation of the healthy tissues and organs surrounding tumors and potentially the risk of side effects, which may lead to a better quality of life for the patient, both during and after treatment,” Accuray states.
Finally, CyberKnife can be used in conjunction with other therapies if that is a patient’s best treatment course.
CyberKnife Miami Accepts Insurance
Despite being an alternative to chemotherapy, surgery, and traditional radiation CyberKnife treatment is covered by most insurance companies.
At CyberKnife Miami, our billing experts work with our patients and their insurance companies to make sure navigating the insurance conundrum is as simple as possible.
CyberKnife Miami: Alternative Cancer Treatment Center in Florida
At CyberKnife Miami, we partner with our patients through their medical journey. We understand the process can be very daunting, and patients have choices and that there are sometimes different treatment alternatives for the same problem.
We are here to guide our patients, help them make smart decisions and provide second opinions in many cases.
Our goal is to get patients back to their lives – cancer free as easily and quickly as possible.
If you would like to find out more about treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our website now for more information www.cyberknifemiami.com.