Brain Tumor Awareness Month: The Role of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

May marks the observance of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Louisville CyberKnife joins these efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors and treatment options.

Brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used widely as secondary treatment following surgery, and both therapies can slow the growth of tumors.

For patients who are not surgical candidates or who have surgically complex tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a noninvasive method of treating tumors with high-dose, precisely targeted radiation, may be an important option.

Louisville CyberKnife treats brain tumors with SRS using CyberKnife®, an advanced radiosurgery system that treats cancerous and benign tumors in the brain by delivering targeted radiation directly to a tumor, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Treatment is complete in one to five treatment sessions, and patients are able to resume their normal activities following each treatment. For more information, contact our center or click here to view a presentation on CyberKnife treatment for brain tumors.

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.