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Prostate Cancer Treatment in Miami, FL
CyberKnife Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
There are a lot of good reasons for that.
It’s non-invasive and reduces the risk of side effects that result from traditional treatments, including surgery and standard radiation. It saves a lot of time and most importantly, your quality of life remains good.
With CyberKnife, you undergo five treatments over about 10 days, compared to 42 treatments over three months with standard radiation.
Despite its name, CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is cutting-edge radiation technology also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). It’s used to destroy tumors with pinpoint accuracy, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unaffected.
Side Effects of CyberKnife Cancer Treatment for Prostate Cancer
There’s no cutting, incision, blood, anesthesia, pain, or catheters. There are few, if any, side effects and no recovery time.
CyberKnife’s robotic missile-guided image technology allows us to achieve a high level of accuracy by pinpointing a tumor’s exact location throughout the treatment, resulting in successful outcomes.
Prostate cancer also presents a treatment challenge because the prostate moves constantly as the bladder and rectum fill. Conventional radiation therapy cannot account for this movement, so a greater treatment area must be treated to account for motion or the surrounding healthy tissue can be damaged.
The CyberKnife continuously pinpoints and follows a tumor’s exact location. This enables the doctor to zero in on the moving tumor and focus hundreds of radiation beams from different angles, all attacking the tumor delivering the highest dose of radiation possible.
Nothing will be required of the patient during the treatment, except to relax. In fact, patients often sleep through the treatment.
There are generally only minimal side effects from CyberKnife treatments, which may include fatigue, urinary irritation, and sometimes rectal irritation. These side effects can be controlled with medication and usually last only a few weeks.
After completing the CyberKnife treatment, patients will schedule follow-up appointments. The urologist will follow your PSA results, which will decrease over time.
Response to treatment varies from patient to patient. Clinical experience has shown that most patients respond very well to CyberKnife treatments with cure rates of over 97% after five years.