Younger Generations More Open to Alternative Cancer Treatment

by | Nov 23, 2021 | Cancer Treatment

When we think about alternative treatments for cancer our minds naturally wander to mind-body therapies, holistic treatments, vitamins, diet, and things like acupuncture. 

And yes, in conjunction with cancer treatment, some of these complementary treatments may help some patients according to the national cancer institute. 

However, alternative treatment can also mean a newer, more innovative form of cancer treatment, like CyberKnife, an alternative form of pinpointed radiation therapy. 

CyberKnife is cutting-edge radiation technology also known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or SBRT according to the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. It can kill cancer tumors in the brain, breast, lungs, prostate, bones, and other parts of the body with precision leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. 

And younger patients are turning to these types of alternative treatments to treat their cancers and prolong their lives. In fact, they may be more responsive to treatments like CyberKnife when it comes to cancer because there is minimal downtime and fewer side effects. 

“What we’re seeing among younger cancer patients is a more proactive approach to treatment,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami.  “They ask more questions, and they want treatments that will not only lead to cures but will minimize long-term effects. At CyberKnife Miami, we’re here to answer questions, and we want patients to make informed choices that are right for them.” 

Alternative Cancer Treatment Florida 

CyberKnife offers painless radiation treatment that can be an alternative to surgery, and even chemotherapy, in some cases.  

CyberKnife is not a knife at all, it uses image-guided robotics to kill tumors and other lesions with multiple beams of high-energy radiation.  

CyberKnife can track a tumor as a patient breaths so it destroys the tumor without harming healthy surrounding tissue. It can treat many tumors deemed inoperable, which gives patients hope.  

Younger patients may be drawn to these types of treatments because they are willing to try newer technologies, which can give them many more years to live. The overall perception of alternative treatments like CyberKnife are changing as decades of mounting research is proving its safety and effectiveness. 

Plus, younger doctors are being introduced to life-saving treatments like CyberKnife in medical school. 

Younger patients are not afraid to ask tough questions and seek second opinions to find the treatment that’s right for them. 

That’s where the experts at CyberKnife Miami can help. We’re here to answer all your questions, and if necessary, which is always a good idea, to provide a second opinion and help you get the best treatment plan for your particular cancer.  

Cancer Treatment Miami 

If you are diagnosed with cancer and need radiation or want a second opinion, talk to the experts at CyberKnife Miami.  

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 like trigeminal neuralgia or an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). 

We have treated thousands of patients for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors as well as nerve disorders. 

Our doctors and staff are the some of most experienced experts and train others how to use CyberKnife technology. Their compassion and commitment to putting the patient first and helping their family members make a big difference when it comes to treating your cancer and helping you get through it the easiest and quickest way possible, and yet the most effective way. 

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