CyberKnife is an innovative, noninvasive treatment option for cancer. This leading-edge technology targets and eradicates many types of tumors.
Unlike traditional procedures for cancer, the CyberKnife procedure only takes about an hour or less per session. Most patients finish treatment in a week and are able to avoid invasive surgery all together.
Both Gamma Knife® and CyberKnife are used by oncology specialists at Jefferson as treatments for tumors, but only CyberKnife targets a variety of metastatic cancers in any part of the body, such as:
In addition to treating benign brain lesions, such as:
How Does CyberKnife Work?
Prior to your treatment, you will undergo a consultation to determine your individual care plan and the best way to treat your cancer. During this time, your doctor will obtain a 3-D image of the tumor using a CT, MRI or PET scan. Mapping your tumor will help your care team target the tumor.
CyberKnife treatment delivers an intense, targeted dose of radiation to tumors anywhere in the body, and allows your physician to not only track the cancerous tumors, but adjust in real-time to moving targets within the body with clinically proven accuracy.
You’ll be asked to lie down on a padded examination table and instructed to breathe normally while the CyberKnife system moves quietly around you. Just like Gamma Knife®, the pain-free technology requires no incisions, blood loss or anesthesia.
Your doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress as the tumor begins to shrink.
Make An Appointment
CyberKnife is offered at the Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital - Jefferson Health in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where Jefferson’s expert radiation oncology physicians and specialists will decide your individual treatment plan.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Jennifer Perri, RN, BSN, OCN, at 215-244-7407.