Words From Our Patients: Earl’s Story

The best insight on CyberKnife® treatment often comes from patients who have undergone the procedure. Our former patient, Earl, was successfully treated for prostate cancer at our center. St. Louis CyberKnife treats a variety of tumors and cancer types, as well as certain other conditions using CyberKnife® technology. Earl shares his CyberKnife treatment experience:

“I knew I didn’t want surgery and after searching for different options I found CyberKnife. I knew immediately that was the treatment I wanted to pursue and I had no fear or anxiety going into treatment after speaking with Dr. Bedwinek,” Earl said.

As a nonsurgical method, the treatment is a viable option for patients like Earl who are unwilling or unable to undergo surgery. The outpatient procedure is painless, requires no sedation or anesthesia, and allows most patients to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

“I experienced no pain whatsoever during the treatment,” Earl said. “The side effects were mild at most and I was able to go about my regular routine immediately following the procedure.”

Earl was successfully treated for prostate cancer in five treatments.

“This has been an experience that I wouldn’t have even dreamed of being so positive,” Earl said. “The entire staff at St. Louis CyberKnife cares about you. I brag about it to everybody.”

Read more about his story and our center here.

If you or a loved one has undergone treatment at St. Louis CyberKnife, we’d love to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your story and read other testimonials from our patients.

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.