The Benefits of Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

by | May 5, 2021 | Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer is sometimes used in conjunction with other treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or other pharmacological interventions.

And sometimes it’s used as a stand-alone treatment.

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with breast cancer or know someone who has, it’s important to know your treatment options.

That’s where the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami can help.

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

CyberKnife Miami offers a type of radiation used to treat stage I and stage II breast cancers as well as metastatic breast cancers. 

It’s called Stereotactic Partial-Breast Radiation, and our center was one of the first in South Florida to offer this treatment.

“CyberKnife is the most precise way we can treat these cancers,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami on CyberKnife’s YouTube Channel. “It’s right now only good for early breast cancers, but for them, you can target the lumpectomy cavity, and minimize any possible radiation dose to the heart and to the lung. This is a big advantage for patients.”

Dr. Pomper also says CyberKnife is extremely beneficial for metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to other parts of the body like the lymph nodes because the targeted radiation therapy kills cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

Breast Cancer Treatment Miami

For more than a decade, radiation oncologists have used CyberKnife to treat early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. It has been found to be just as safe and effective as traditional radiation. Plus, it can also be used after a lumpectomy.

According to a 10-year study, CyberKnife is both safe and effective at treating early breast cancer with fewer treatments than traditional radiation.

Here are just a few of the advantages of treating breast cancers with CyberKnife:

  • Outstanding tumor control
  • A better cosmetic result
  • Targeted radiation that minimizes damage to surrounding vital organs like the heart and lungs
  • Reduction in treatment amount to just five treatments over a few days instead of 35 over several weeks
  • Non-invasive
  • No downtime

CyberKnife can be especially helpful for those who have cancer in the left breast since it’s close to the heart. But whether the cancer is in the right or the left breast, CyberKnife treatment decreases the amount of radiation to the heart and lungs. 

Cancer Treatment Center Miami

CyberKnife Miami is a free-standing outpatient cancer treatment center. We use state-of-the-art image-guided radiosurgery to treat cancer and other medical issues requiring radiation. 

Cyberknife offers painless radiation treatments, which can be an alternative to surgery or sometimes used in conjunction with surgery. That’s especially important when you are looking for a medical partner to treat your breast cancer.

Cyberknife Miami opened its doors in 2003, and it was the first Cyberknife center to open in the Southeast and the 11th center to open in the United States.  

Since then, we have treated thousands of patients for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors as well as nerve disorders.

We treat spine, brain, breast, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, prostate and head and neck tumors. We also treat lymphoma and other conditions in the body where radiation treatment is necessary.

If you are interested in learning more about CyberKnife Miami call us now at 305-279-2900 or go to our website