When patients receive a recurrent cancer diagnosis, they may feel a number of emotions. This is common and understandable. Patients who find out their cancer has come back often wonder whether their treatment options are limited if they have previously undergone surgery or radiation therapy to treat their primary cancer. When cancer comes back, CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may be among your options when reviewing treatment methods.
Louisville CyberKnife radiation oncologist, Dr. Anthony Dragun, explains the advantages of CyberKnife treatment for recurrent cancer below.
“CyberKnife delivers precisely targeted radiation directly to the recurrent tumor(s), located in the head and body, even where radiation therapy may have been used in the past,” said Dr. Dragun. “This precision allows for five or fewer treatments and minimal to no side effects allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after treatment.”
Louisville CyberKnife uses CyberKnife technology to treat primary, metastatic and recurrent tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery, an advanced radiation therapy technique that does not require anesthesia, incisions or a prolonged recovery period.
Contact our center at (502) 217-8200 to find out if CyberKnife can be integrated into your treatment plan. To learn more from Dr. Dragun on the benefits of CyberKnife, click here.
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.