The Most Trusted CyberKnife Cancer Center in Los Angeles
Pasadena CyberKnife® Center offers new hope to cancer patients, as first and only free-standing Los Angeles cancer center to provide CyberKnife SBRT/SRS treatments. With the CyberKnife System, we provide an effective alternative even to those patients whose cancer is inoperable, who are too sick to undergo surgery or who wish to avoid surgery.
About the CyberKnife Treatment
The CyberKnife System was approved by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. Unlike conventional external radiation therapies that take weeks or months to complete, CyberKnife treatments at our cancer center in Los Angeles are completed in one to five days, with minimal to no side effects.
With the CyberKnife System, sub-millimeter beams of radiation are delivered directly and precisely to the tumor, while minimizing the damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. There is generally no need for anesthesia, incisions or injections.
Less Risks Than Radiation Therapy
Conventional external radiation therapy systems deliver radiation in a broad swath, which not only impacts the cancerous tumor, but also the healthy tissue around it, resulting in severe short- and long-term side effects. These treatment systems also are not designed to address movement of the tumor during treatment, caused by breathing and other involuntary bodily functions.
The CyberKnife System addresses these conventional radiation limitations by using its robotic arm to deliver small beams of targeted radiation directly to the tumor, from virtually any angle around the patient. And, the CyberKnife System can adjust in real-time to compensate for the movement of the tumor or surrounding organs during treatment.
What the CyberKnife System Can Do for You
Of all the cancer centers in Los Angeles, at Pasadena CyberKnife Center, you can be confident that you are receiving the most advanced SBRT/SRS treatments available.
Benefits of our CyberKnife system include:
- Use of real-time imaging and intelligent tumor tracking to ensure precise delivery of radiation directly to the tumor, sparing healthy tissue and nearby organs, and minimizing side effects.
- Comfortable, non-invasive treatment that does not require the use of uncomfortable and invasive stereotactic frames bolted to patients’ heads or compression techniques to immobilize the patient and tumor. With the CyberKnife System, all patients are fitted with a custom-made body cradle to help maintain position and ensure comfort during each treatment session.
- Outpatient treatment over the course of one to five days. Most patients continue their normal activities during and after CyberKnife cancer treatment.
- Effective for treating tumors throughout the body, according to published clinical studies
Contact the Pasadena CyberKnife Center to see if CyberKnife treatments are right for you.