Cancer Terms to Know: Local Control

If you or a loved one is preparing to undergo cancer treatment and have been presented with various treatment options, one of the many medical terms you may have heard is “local control.”

Local control is defined as the stopping of cancer growth at the origin. Treatment outcomes may be described in terms of the rate of local tumor control following completion of treatment or how well the treatment managed to control the growth or spread of the tumor from its original site.

CyberKnife® has been shown to provide excellent local control rates for several types of primary and metastatic cancers. Click here for a list of studies.

If interested in learning more about CyberKnife treatment outcomes for various types of cancer and assessing whether you or a loved one may be a candidate for treatment, contact Louisville CyberKnife at (855) 737-8200 or email our patient coordinator.

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.