CyberKnife® Cancer Treatment Noninvasive Radiation Cancer Treatment

Dr.Reddy
You are Not Cancer. Choose CHRISTUS Spohn CyberKnife®. 

The CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center offers CyberKnife, an advanced radiation therapy tool. We are the only facility in south Texas that offers this procedure, bringing hope to many of our patients with cancer that cannot be treated with surgery.

What is CyberKnife? 

CyberKnife is a form of noninvasive, nonsurgical radiation therapy for cancer. It is a new way of delivering radiation, a commonly used weapon against cancer. This robotic system can focus radiation from many different angles to tumors almost anywhere in the body with exceptional accuracy, causing minimal damage to healthy tissue. Another advantage of CyberKnife treatment is minimal side effects, typically fatigue or mild nausea. Your physician will discuss any potential side effects with you before your treatment.

Among the types of cancer CyberKnife can treat are:

  • Brain and other cancers of the head
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer

A revolutionary tool in the fight against cancer, CyberKnife offers:

  • A pain-free alternative to surgery: No anesthesia or incisions required
  • Pinpoint accuracy: Precise to the width of a hair to spare healthy tissue
  • Sophisticated tracking: Robotic arm can adjust to patient movement by continuous detection of the tumor
  • Flexibility and versatility: Technology provides nonsurgical option for patients with complex tumors
  • No hospitalization required: Outpatient treatment with little to no recovery time needed
  • Reduced treatment time: Fewer sessions than traditional radiation therapy methods
  • Quicker recovery: No hospital stay or extended rest required

Am I a Candidate for CyberKnife?

Your physician at the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center will work with the cancer team to determine if CyberKnife® is right for you. Because CyberKnife® can reach tumors anywhere in the body, many types of cancer that were considered untreatable with surgery or not optimal for radiation therapy can now be treated. 

 

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