World Kidney Day: CyberKnife Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Treatment for Kidney Cancer

World Kidney Day: CyberKnife Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Treatment for Kidney Cancer

This year, countries across the globe are celebrating World Kidney Day on March 13, 2014. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of kidney health and reduce the frequency of kidney disease diagnoses.

Maintaining the health of your kidneys and being aware of kidney disease is particularly important because early stage kidney cancer usually has no symptoms. Only when the tumor has progressed do patients usually start to experience blood in their urine, pain in the lower back and abdomen and fatigue or weight loss. In those stages, kidney cancer can be more complicated to treat.

Louisville CyberKnife treats kidney tumors using (SBRT) The treatment is noninvasive and typically carries less risk of complications thanl surgery. For patients who refuse surgery or have medically inoperable kidney tumors, radiosurgery can be an Êalternative treatment option. CyberKnife®, which delivers high-dose radiation over one to five treatments, Êmay be usedor treatment of small kidney tumors.

For more information on the benefits of CyberKnife, visit our overview page.

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.