Prostate Cancer Treatment: How CyberKnife Reduces Treatment Side Effects

Though a prostate cancer diagnosis may be scary, technology advancements have helped to reduce the impact on patients’€™ quality of life during and after treatment of the disease.

At St. Louis CyberKnife, we treat prostate cancer with a powerful, noninvasive robotic radiosurgery system that ensures treatment is delivered precisely with few to no side effects. CyberKnife® technology delivers a form of treatment called stereotactic body radiation therapy that in recent years has been named among the first line treatment options for prostate patients today.

While prostate cancer treatment can have side effects such as urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction, the CyberKnife’s advanced targeting system pinpoints radiation beams to match the size and shape of a patient’s prostate cancer, minimizing exposure to surrounding tissue and critical anatomy, resulting in fewer side effects.

CyberKnife treatment is complete within five outpatient sessions and typically allows patients to return to their regular routines immediately. For more information on prostate cancer, view our frequently asked questions.