CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer
The CyberKnife System is leading medical technology as the most advanced prostate cancer treatment tool. CyberKnife is a robotic tool that moves with precision unmatched by the human hand. This allows it to precisely target the elusive prostate cancer and deliver radiation without harming any surrounding tissues. The procedure can be performed while the patient is laying still and breathing normally. This allows for a comfortable, safe and accurate radiation treatment, usually complete in 4-5 days. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following a procedure with little to no side effects.
The CyberKnife treatment is not a surgical procedure, and no incisions are made throughout the procedure. Instead it delivers high doses of radiation to the cancer in the prostate in a highly precise manner. Because there is no surgery required, patients and doctors often prefer this low-risk option.
The CyberKnife treatment can be used at any stage of the prostate cancer, but is most frequently utilized alone in the early stages. In more advanced cancers, your doctor will help you come up with a treatment plan involving the CyberKnife.