It may sound overwhelming but for some cancer patients, the best thing is to travel to another city or another state for treatment, especially if you believe that treatment is your best option. For some women traveling for treatment is their only option because there is no cancer center in their community or they don’t have the best or most up-to-date technology available in their area.
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we know that a cancer diagnosis is tough enough and just the thought of traveling away from home can make it even more scary.
But if you choose to partner with CyberKnife Miami we’ll help make the process as easy as possible for you.
We’ll help guide you with travel, hotel and transportation arrangements.
You’ll get one-on-one personalized service that focuses on keeping you comfortable, while at the same time allowing you to have a little fun while you’re fighting cancer in Miami.
Florida Cancer Treatment
First of all, you should know, CyberKnife is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive radiation treatment system for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other medical problems like Trigeminal Neuralgia which require radiation therapy. But CyberKnife has an advantage over traditional radiation.
According to the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami, CyberKnife uses missile-guided radiation technology to target tumors and kill cancer with pinpoint accuracy.
The technology delivers radiation directly to the tumor while leaving healthy surrounding tissue unharmed.
Because the radiation beams are so precisely targeted, patients need fewer treatments and most often after treatment, there are few if any side effects so they require no downtime.
Cancer Treatment in Florida
Typically each treatment only lasts about 45 minutes and because most often there is no recovery time necessary, that gives patients lots of time to explore South Florida and what it has to offer. Chances are after your treatments you will not feel tired or sick and will likely want to get out and do some exploring. We encourage activity and having fun because it can be very healing.
And we’ll help point you in the right direction.
Here are just a few things to do while in South Florida:
- Here is a guide to things to do in Miami.
- There are also things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
- You can also check out Palm Beach.
- Go outlet shopping at Sawgrass Mills Mall.
- Key Largo is just an hour and a half away.
- There are a whole host of dining options and tourist experiences to help ease your mind while you’re undergoing treatment with CyberKnife Miami.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology also has advice when it comes to traveling for cancer treatment: Just click on the link. For example, it says…
- Take advantage of resources: Talk to the cancer center you choose and your insurance company about your options.
- Pack light and for comfort: This will ensure you feel good while away from home and don’t have to carry a lot of heavy baggage.
- Plan for emergencies: CyberKnife Miami takes this very seriously and is here to help with that too.
Cancer Center Miami, FL
Cyberknife Miami opened its doors in 2003 and was the first Cyberknife center to open in the Southeast and the 11th center to open in the United States.
Since that time, we have treated thousands of patients for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors as well as nerve disorders.
Our doctors and staff are experts in the field. Our compassion and personalized treatments can be the difference you need to get cancer behind you and get on with your life.
If you are traveling for treatment with us, we’re here to help with anything and everything we can. If you are interested in learning more about CyberKnife Miami or traveling to us for treatment call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our website www.cyberknifemiami.com.