Non-Invasive and Minimally-Invasive Cancer Treatments
Non-Invasive and minimally-invasive cancer treatments are becoming more common because they are more beneficial to patients, have high success rates, cause little risk of infection, cost less and recovery is quicker for patients.
CyberKnife, also known as Radiosurgery is a leader in minimally-invasive and non-invasive cancer treatments.
The CyberKnife system uses image-guided robotics to precisely deliver hundreds of beams of high-dose radiation to destroy tumors and other lesions throughout the body.
It utilizes missile-guided radiation technology to target tumors with pinpoint accuracy and delivers radiation to the lesion while leaving healthy surrounding tissue untouched.
This technology also allows the tumor to be tracked even through movement, such as when a patient breathes.
Depending on the type of cancer being treated, a few tiny metal fiducials may be inserted into the area being treated which allows the CyberKnife technology to continuously target and hit the tumor with pinpoint accuracy leaving healthy tissue untouched, even as an organ moves constantly such as the lungs or the prostate.
While some of the cancers treated by CyberKnife are truly non-invasive as they don’t require fiducials, there are a few cancer types that will always need these tiny implants.
Tumors or lesions within the liver, prostate, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, and the anterior side of the perineum require fiducials because they tend to move during procedures.
What Cancers Can CyberKnife Treat?
If surgery can be avoided, it’s best for patients to first attempt treatment with a non-invasive or minimally-invasive cancer treatment procedure like CyberKnife.
This state-of-the-art technology can safely and successfully treat many kinds of cancer:
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
- Metastatic Cancer
- Acoustic Neuromas Meningioma
- Spinal Tumors
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Brain Tumors
- Lung Cancer
- Head & Neck Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
CyberKnife is covered by most major insurances, allowing all patients access to the treatment. Using targeted radiation where you need it, CyberKnife is an easy procedure with minimal side-effects.
With up to a 98% success rate, targeted radiation allows for better outcomes, whether it’s a non-invasive or minimally invasive process.
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we want our patients to be completely knowledgeable and comfortable when working with us. We understand the importance of getting cancer behind you while maintaining quality of life, even after treatment is complete.
To learn more about CyberKnife cancer treatment or to schedule an appointment, visit our website at www.cyberknifemiami.com or speak to a member of our staff by calling our office at (305) 279-2900.