CyberKnife® for prostate cancer
A tumor in or near the prostate can move as you breathe, making it difficult to accurately target with standard radiation. As a result, the tumor may not receive enough radiation and healthy tissue near the tumor may be damaged.
The sophistication of the CyberKnife® software and respiratory tracking system allows us to confirm the exact location of the prostate tumor and continually track its movement, in real time, so we can more precisely deliver radiation without damaging healthy surrounding tissue.
Also, unlike standard radiation therapy in which the total radiation dose is divided into smaller doses over numerous sessions, CyberKnife allows us to destroy tumors with high radiation doses in four to five sessions, depending on the location of the tumor and other factors.