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How CyberKnife Works

At Phoenix CyberKnife, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, full life their whole life long – and that everyone deserves hope in even the darkest of situations. That’s why we’re proud to offer CyberKnife: a revolutionary cancer treatment method that combines the latest advancements in cutting-edge medical technology to create one of the most effective, convenient cancer treatments on the market today. With CyberKnife, we can treat cancers of the brain, lungs, breast, prostate, and other areas with unparalleled efficacy and convenience.

What Is CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is a cutting-edge cancer treatment method that uses precision, high-dose radiation to eliminate cancerous tumors non-surgically and non-invasively. Thanks to the Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System, CyberKnife can account for patient and tumor movement during normal respiration and adjust the trajectory of the radiation beam, eliminating the need for uncomfortable, invasive restraint systems. This also lets CyberKnife deliver radiation to a tumor anywhere in the body from virtually any angle. For the patient, the experience is unparalleled: all they need to do is lay relatively still while CyberKnife attacks the cancerous tumors in their body.

Convenient Treatment Process

Say goodbye to the pain and discomfort of chemotherapy or the painful, anxiety-inducing braces and restraints of conventional radiation therapy: CyberKnife’s combination of technologies allow for a cancer treatment process that’s faster and more convenient and any in the world. The entire process takes place in four simple steps:

  1. Scanning: First, we’ll use advanced imaging technology to fully understand the shape, size, and location of the tumor in the body. This imaging may take the form of a CT scan, MRI, PET, or any combination of these technologies.
  2. Planning: Based on this data, the CyberKnife software will generate a treatment plan that delivers an optimal dose of radiation to the tumor without harming surrounding tissues.
  3. Treatment: With the patient lying comfortably on a treatment table, the CyberKnife system will deliver high-dose radiation to the tumor while minimizing the impact on surrounding tissues – no restraints or braces necessary.
  4. Follow-Up: For the months following treatment, we’ll continually administer scanning and imaging procedures to ensure the treatment was effective.

Contact Your Phoenix, AZ Cancer Treatment Center

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, don’t despair: CyberKnife may be able to help. While a cancer diagnosis is a difficult event for anyone, CyberKnife can provide the hope you need to push forward. If you’d like to find out more about how CyberKnife may be able to help you reclaim your life, we encourage you to call us at (602) 441-3845 or reach out to us at our contact page. We hope to hear from you soon.

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