How CyberKnife Reduces Cancer Patient Treatment Time

For many patients, duration of treatment can be an important consideration. When treatment time is spread over many weeks or months, it can be difficult to maintain your normal routines.

In those cases, CyberKnife® may be an excellent option. At St. Louis CyberKnife, a number of our patients are still working or play an important role in the daily routines of their families that requires a treatment that can fit easily into their active lifestyles.

In comparison to other standard treatment options like surgery or chemotherapy, CyberKnife greatly reduces treatment time by delivering stereotactic body radiation therapy. This method of treatment uses precisely targeted higher doses of radiation, administered over a period of one to two weeks in just 5 visits. The painless approach is an outpatient procedure and requires little to no recovery time, so patients are able to return to their regular routines immediately.

If you or a loved one is interested in CyberKnife treatment, please 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.