Patient Testimonial: Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors

Our patients are the best resource for learning more about CyberKnife® treatment. Our patient, Theresa T. came to our center with lung cancer that had spread to her brain.

“I originally went to a doctor because I had pneumonia. They discovered a mass and I had a biopsy. It turned out to be cancerous and I had two lesions in my brain,” she said. “My doctor suggested CyberKnife and I was nervous because I had never heard of the procedure before.”

Theresa completed CyberKnife treatment for her brain lesions within five treatment sessions. Additionally, she also underwent CyberKnife treatment for a lung tumor after chemotherapy treatment initially shrank the size of the tumor. Like many other patients, Theresa benefited from the CyberKnife treatment’s fewer side effects, convenient scheduling and positive tumor response.

“I had no side effects and felt in good health after treatment. My MRI results before and after showed my swelling had gone down significantly,” she said. “I was diagnosed in August and didn’t know if I would live to Christmas. The staff was fantastic and gave me a lot of hope. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now.”

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.