Radiation Therapy in Pasadena, CA
At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we’re proud to help patients throughout Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area overcome cancer through world-class radiation therapy. Our state-of-the-art radiation therapy clinic offers the groundbreaking CyberKnife treatment, a revolutionary way to treat cancer and other conditions without therapy. We treat a wide range of conditions, including acoustic neuroma – and if you’ve been recently diagnosed, we’ve compiled this page of common questions to help you learn more about the condition and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an acoustic neuroma?
Also known as a vestibular schwannoma, an acoustic neuroma is a tumor that grows on the auditory nerve (eighth cranial nerve). Acoustic neuromas are benign, or non-cancerous tumors: this means that they will not grow as aggressively as cancers and they will not spread to other regions of the body. That said, even slow-growing acoustic neuromas can pose a danger to patients over time, as they’ll eventually become large enough to put pressure on the nerve.
What causes acoustic neuroma?
Scientists still aren’t sure what causes acoustic neuromas. Various studies have pointed to loud noise, defects in tumor suppression genes, head and neck exposure to radiation, and even cell phone use, but there’s no conclusive evidence on what causes acoustic neuroma.
How is acoustic neuroma treated?
Because the tumor is located directly on a nerve inside of the skull, surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma is dangerous – but thankfully, noninvasive CyberKnife offers a highly effective option for treatment. At the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we can use CyberKnife to treat acoustic neuroma conveniently and without the need for an incision.
What problems can acoustic neuromas cause?
If left to grow without treatment, acoustic neuromas can cause a variety of problems. Even though they aren’t cancerous, they will still grow over time and eventually put pressure on the auditory nerve. This can cause tinnitus, hearing issues, dizziness, and balance problems.
Schedule a Consultation for CyberKnife Treatment in Pasadena, CA
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, Pasadena CyberKnife Center may be able to help. We offer convenient CyberKnife treatment in a state-of-the-art facility, and our expert team of doctors works with patients to make treatment fit into your lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about CyberKnife and schedule your consultation for convenient, noninvasive treatment!