Benefits of CyberKnife: Maintaining Quality of Life During Cancer Treatment

Whether it’s you or a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, making a treatment decision can be an overwhelming experience. While eradicating or controlling the disease is commonly a top consideration when choosing a treatment method, other factors such as maintaining quality of life during and after treatment may also be a concern for some patients.

Treatment methods such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may have certain side effects including a lengthy recovery, fatigue, pain and stress, all of which have the potential to keep a patient from their regular activities.

However, thanks to advancements made in treating and managing cancer, there are treatments available that minimize interruption to patients’ daily routines. CyberKnife® is one such option.

CyberKnife is an advanced technology that treats various types of cancerous and noncancerous tumors throughout the head, neck and body with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Clinical studies have shown CyberKnife SBRT is an effective treatment for several types of cancers, including brain tumors, lung cancer and prostate cancer.

Click here to read our blog series about CyberKnife as a noninvasive treatment option.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.