CyberKnife Treatment Capabilities for Recurrent Cancer

As cancer treatment technologies evolve, doctors are finding more ways to reduce treatment times and side effects for patients seeking a low impact on quality of life during their cancer treatment. At Illinois CyberKnife, physicians accomplish this by collaborating with doctors from different specialties on treating primary and recurrent cancers.

Patients with recurrent cancer often face the challenge of choosing a treatment option that will have the ability to target an area previously treated with radiation while having minimal to no side effects. When a patient is referred, a group of cancer specialists at Illinois CyberKnife evaluate all treatment options, taking into consideration a patient’s diagnosis, disease pattern and medical history to help determine the best plan for retreatment specific to the patient’s individual needs.

The CyberKnife® system delivers stereotactic radiosurgery, a specialized type of radiation therapy that does not require anesthesia, incisions or a prolonged recovery period. Treatment is delivered precisely to the tumor and completed within five outpatient sessions. Patients typically return to their normal routines immediately following treatment.If you are facing a recurrent cancer diagnosis, call our center to determine if CyberKnife can be integrated into your treatment plan.

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.