Cyberknife treatment

Cyberknife – Advanced Technology for Cancer treatment

One of the advanced technologies for treating tumors, which are cancerous and non-cancerous is “Cyber knife”. It can treat cancer of lung, prostate, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney without any surgeries. The cyber knife distributes beams of heavy doses of radiation to cancer cells with great accuracy which has a positive impact in the patient’s treatment.

Cyber knife removes the requirement for an incision to be made in the body to treat cancer cells which makes it a distinctive technology among others. This is considered as the first technology in the world which uses robotic surgery to manage the tumors accurately on the whole body and also non-invasively. The patient experiences a pain-free procedure which is not possible under surgery.

Treatment Process:

How does Cyber knife work on the Tumor’s?

The treatment involves a team activity where several specialists indulge in the procedure. The patient is asked to take a high resolution CT scan to find out the size, shape and location of the tumor.

After the scan, the generated pictures of the tumor are transferred to cyber knife area where the planning for the treatment begins. The consultant will decide on the preferred radiation doses to the tumor so that the surrounding healthy tissues are saved.

Once the treatment plan is finished, the patient is asked to lie on the table. Then, the robotic – cyber knife will move around the patient and expose the preferred beam of radiation to the targeted tumor. If the patient requires several stages to treat the cancer cells, then he/she may need not more than five sittings. The side effects are very less and often fade away within few weeks of treatment.

The cyber knife does not remove the tumor, but due to the precise dose of radiation, the mutated cells are destroyed and spare the adjoining healthy tissues.

Cyber knife is a frameless robotic system containing integrated parts. The central part is a weightless linear accelerator that is escalated on the robotic arm. The portability of the cyber knife makes it a huge advantage to treat the lesions from several angles without the consultant intervention or treatment intermission. The rays from the machine adjust in real time, according to patient’s respiratory cycle. Many tumors move about during the treatment, but this robotic device with their advanced technology will track the movement during the entire operation and delivers the radiation with exact accuracy.

Tumor’s which can be treated with Cyber knife?

Prostate Cancer:

Despite of its name, cyber knife is not a surgical process as there is no incision is made in the body. It delivers high rays of radiation energy directly to the prostate during the four to five sessions of treatment and is referred to as Prostate Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and also called as Radio surgery of the Prostate. It is a less invasive procedure which is an alternative to other prostate cancer treatment. It is normally done on an outpatient basis over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.

Brain Cancer:

Brain tumor appears due to the growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. The tumor can be cancerous or non-cancerous. The cyber knife robotic system proposes a non- invasive another treatment methodology for brain tumors where the surgical options become unfeasible due to the position of the tumor in the head or due to deprived medical conditions or for patients who refuses to undergo surgery. The cyber knife device distributes the high beam directly. It also treats conditions such as Arterial Venous Malformation (AVM) and Trigeminal Neuralgia. It is done as an outpatient procedure over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.

Lung Cancer:

When the cells in the lung mature out of control occupying the nearby tissues or spreads throughout the body, it is called as lung cancer. Mostly, the lining of the bronchi develops into lung tumor. The cyber knife robotic system proposes a non- invasive treatment methodology for lung tumors where the surgical options become unfeasible due to the position of the tumor or due to deprived medical conditions or for patients who refuses to undergo surgery. It is done as an outpatient procedure over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.

Spine Cancer:

The cyber knife robotic system proposes a non- invasive another treatment methodology for spine tumors where the surgical options become unfeasible due to the position of the tumor or due to deprived medical conditions or for patients who refuses to undergo surgery. It is done as an outpatient procedure over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.

Liver Cancer:

It is formed due to an abnormal growth of cells in the tissues of the liver. The cyber knife robotic system proposes a non- invasive treatment methodology for liver tumors where the surgical options become unfeasible due to the position of the tumor or due to deprived medical conditions or for patients who refuses to undergo surgery. It is done as an outpatient procedure over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.

Pancreatic Cancer:

The cyber knife robotic system proposes a non- invasive treatment methodology for pancreatic tumors where the surgical options become unfeasible due to the position of the tumor or due to deprived medical conditions or for patients who refuses to undergo surgery. It is done as an outpatient procedure over a time frame of 4-5 days and the recovery time is very quick. There are no side effects or is minimal.