As cancer care has evolved, many physicians approach treatment planning with a comprehensive perspective. This well-rounded method has opened the door for many patients, particularly those with metastatic diseases, to receive multiple forms of treatment to alleviate side effects, reduce treatment time or improve overall quality of life.
Metastatic disease occurs when a cancer spreads from its primary location to a secondary location in the body. In some of these cases, while surgery or chemotherapy may be the recommended treatment for a primary tumor, other treatment options such as stereotactic body radiation therapy, can be used concurrently to treat smaller lesions and tumors that have spread to other areas in the body. At Illinois CyberKnife, we collaborate with a network of experienced physicians to pair SBRT with other modalities, offering CyberKnife® Êtechnology to patients to provide additional cancer treatment options.
CyberKnife’s noninvasive and painless method can have a significant impact on quality of life for cancer patients experiencing side effects or longer recovery periods from chemotherapy or surgery. During treatment, metastatic tumors are precisely targeted with high-dose radiation, minimizing damage to healthy tissue. CyberKnife treatment is complete in five or fewer outpatient sessions.
If you would like to discuss cancer treatment options and the possibility of adding CyberKnife to your treatment plan, contact us.
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.