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Prostate Cancer Treatment in Miami, FL

CyberKnife Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

CyberKnife radiation therapy has proven to be a highly successful treatment for prostate cancer and is rapidly becoming the number one treatment of choice for men.

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.

 

The challenge doctors face with treating tumors in the prostate is that the prostate moves unpredictably as gas passes through the rectum and as the bladder fills while the patient is on the CyberKnife table undergoing treatment.  Conventional radiation therapy does not account for this movement. The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System does.
 
The system’s unique technology is able to continually track the exact location of the prostate throughout the treatment as the patient breathes normally. It enables your doctor to zero in on the prostate and treat it without harming surrounding critical structures or healthy tissue. There is no need for catheters, rectal balloons, or Hydrogel injections. As a result your treatment is more comfortable, radiation is delivered more accurately and treatments can be completed in 5 treatment days.

The CyberKnife treatment is completely pain free. Patients dress comfortably in their own clothes and can bring music to listen to during the treatment.

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% for more than a decade.

“I had absolutely no side effects from CyberKnife therapy and it didn’t slow me down at all”

Don – Real Patient

If you have prostate cancer and would like to find out if you are a candidate for CyberKnifecall CyberKnife Miami today at (800) 204-0455.