Expert Cancer Treatment in Pasadena, CA
At Pasadena CyberKnife, we proudly provide world-class cancer treatments to patients throughout the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles area, CAin a convenient, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility. We strive to provide some of the best cancer care in the world, offering a variety of technologically advanced cancer treatments and a treatment team of some of the brightest doctors, radiation oncologists, and cancer-fighting specialists in the field. Our flagship treatment, the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, offers a number of benefits compared to other cancer treatment procedures – but one of the most important is its sheer precision.
A New Level in Radiation Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Radiation therapy methods for cancer treatment are some of the most desirable because they can attack and eliminate tumors without the need for invasive surgery – but until recently, they were hindered by available technology. To be effective, radiation needs to be delivered to the tumor in a high enough dose to eliminate the tumor. The higher the radiation dose, the more effective the treatment.
The problem, however, is that radiation doesn’t discriminate between healthy and cancerous cells. Traditionally, radiation delivery systems were not precise enough to deliver high-dose radiation without causing significant collateral damage. To account for this, radiation oncologists in the past would deliver low doses of radiation over the course of several weeks (25-45 days). In between sessions, healthy cells could heal faster than cancerous cells, ideally causing more cancerous cells to die than healthy ones. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always the most effective approach.
Thanks to its use of some of the most advanced medical technology in the world, the CyberKnife system solves this problem. Using a rotating robotic arm and state-of-the-art medical imaging systems, CyberKnife is able to deliver high-dose radiation with accuracy below the level of a millimeter. This breakthrough in precision makes CyberKnife one of the most effective radiation therapy techniques on the market – but there’s one more advantage that makes CyberKnife even more powerful.
Real-Time Motion Tracking for Unparalleled Efficacy
In addition to delivering radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, CyberKnife makes use of the Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System: a top-of-the-line motion tracking system that can monitor the movement of a tumor in real time. This allows CyberKnife to monitor, anticipate, and compensate for tumor movement due to involuntary bodily functions like breathing. With this capability, CyberKnife is able to drastically limit and eliminate damage to surrounding cells and tissues, allowing us to deliver surgical doses of radiation without compromising surrounding structures. This level of precision and accuracy makes CyberKnife among the most effective radiation therapy cancer treatment methods in the world.
Contact Your Cancer Treatment Center in Pasadena, CA
We’ve helped countless patients overcome serious cancer diagnoses and reclaim total, whole-body health – and if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, we would be thrilled to do the same for you. Call us today at 626.768.1021 to learn more about what makes the CyberKnife system so effective, and if you’d like to schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page. Together, we’ll work to create a treatment plan that heals your cancer and works with your lifestyle – no matter what your diagnosis or what condition you’re facing.