Cyberknife is a form of radiation therapy and a treatment alternative for various types of tumors in the body with an accuracy of sub-millimeter. The technique is an ultra-fast method to provide most precise radiosurgical treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors that are difficult to operate. It can be used to treat tumors or lesions in any part of the body, such as the spine, brain, lung, prostate, kidney, liver, and pancreas.
Cyberknife robotic system consists of a compact radiation device with a robotic arm, which can access all body parts. The technique uses high doses of radiations to destroy tumors and prevent the growth of cancer cells. The frequency of Cyberknife therapy depends upon the location and type of the tumor. Generally you may have to undergo about one-five sessions within a week’s time.
The procedure is painless non-invasive form of radiosurgery. It does not require anesthesia and hospitalization. The patient can immediately return to normal routine.
The results of Cyberknife radiosurgery may vary with patient to patient based on medical condition. Tumors may either disappear slowly or stop growing. Periodic CAT scan or MRI would be done to examine effects of Cyberknife treatment given.
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