Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatment in Pasadena
A cancer diagnosis can be one of life’s most challenging surprises – but at Pasadena CyberKnife, our mission is to help you move past it. As a leading cancer treatment provider serving Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area, we offer a wide variety of treatment options for virtually any form of cancer, and our treatment team features some of the brightest experts in the field. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with sarcoma, CyberKnife may be able to help.
What Is CyberKnife?
CyberKnife is our flagship treatment, and it’s one of the most comprehensive cancer-fighting systems on the market today. Combining cutting-edge technology from several fields, CyberKnife is capable of delivering high-dose, precision radiation to a tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy. This means CyberKnife can treat many cancers noninvasively while minimizing damage to surrounding cells and tissues, making for a treatment that’s both convenient and produces fewer side effects.
Treating Sarcoma with CyberKnife
Sarcoma is cancer of the connective tissues of the body, and there are more than 60 specific subtypes. Generally, surgery is still the preferred method for treating sarcoma, as it’s often an aggressive and fast-growing form of cancer. Where possible, most doctors will elect to surgically remove the tumor and surrounding tissue to prevent the spread of sarcoma.
That said, CyberKnife can often play a role even if it isn’t the primary treatment. Your doctor may use CyberKnife after surgical removal to prevent the likelihood of recurrence, or if your tumor is too large for surgical removal, your doctor may use CyberKnife to shrink the tumor until it can be excised surgically. Your treatment plan will depend entirely on the specifics of your case and condition, but in many cases, we can use CyberKnife to make treatment more convenient or to treat sarcoma outright.
Contact Your Los Angeles Cancer Center
If you or someone you love is fighting sarcoma, we know how scary of a battle that must be – but we’re ready to stand by your side. We are dedicated to providing the best possible cancer care to our patients, and we’ll work with you to develop a plan that works for you and help you start down the road to recovery. When it comes to cancer care, you deserve the best – so contact us today to schedule a consultation.