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CyberKnife® for spinal cancer

CyberKnife® for spinal cancer

CyberKnife provides a non-invasive option for spinal cancer patients who are unable to undergo surgery because of the location of the tumor or other factors.

Spinal tumors present a treatment challenge because they can move as the patient breathes. Since standard radiation therapy cannot account for this movement, surrounding healthy tissue may be damaged.

The CyberKnife System’s sophisticated software is designed to pinpoint a spinal tumor’s exact location in real time using X-ray images taken during treatment. This allows us to more precisely deliver radiation to the tumor while reducing damage to the surrounding sensitive spinal cord tissue and other critical structures.