Non-Invasive Cancer Treatment in Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA
At Pasadena CyberKnife, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, happy, normal lifestyle – no matter what they’re up against. As a premier cancer treatment center serving the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles area, we’re proud to provide world-class cancer treatments to patients facing all forms and stages of cancer. Our state-of-the-art Pasadena cancer treatment facility uses some of the most advanced cancer-fighting technologies in the world, allowing us to provide convenient, non-invasive treatments even in severe cases – and when it comes to treating spinal cancer, CyberKnife is one of the best options on the market.
A Non-Invasive Treatment Solution for Spinal Cancer
Spinal cancer can be one of the most serious and debilitating forms of cancer – and it’s also extremely difficult to treat using traditional methods. Spinal cancers general develop in the spinal cord, which is a column of nerve fibers that are instrumental in carrying information between the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord is what gives the brain control over extremities like the fingers and the feet as well as vital organs like the heart and lungs – so if a tumor interferes with the spinal cord, it may cause a wide range of side effects anywhere in the body.
Traditionally, surgery is used to treat spinal cancer, but this presents a host of problems. Because the back is instrumental to virtually all daily tasks, back surgery is highly invasive and notoriously difficult to recover from. While often effective for treating the cancer, back surgery creates a host of side effects and problems that can take months or even years to fully heal from. CyberKnife changes all of that.
Unlike surgery, the CyberKnife Radiation Therapy System is a convenient, non-invasive form of cancer treatment that’s fast and easy to complete. CyberKnife combines some of the most advanced medical imaging, robotics, and laser technology in the world to create a unique cancer treatment system, delivering high-dose radiation to a tumor with pinpoint accuracy. Plus, the CyberKnife system has the unique ability to track the movement of a tumor in real time, allowing it to compensate for movement from breathing and other bodily functions and protect nearby tissue from damage. This makes the CyberKnife system uniquely effective for treating spinal cancer.
The CyberKnife Treatment Process for Spinal Cancer
CyberKnife treatment for spinal cancer looks very different from traditional surgical or chemotherapy-based treatments. CyberKnife treatment is completed on an outpatient basis at our Pasadena cancer treatment center, with treatment sessions lasting around an hour. We complete the treatment over the course of 1 to 5 consecutive days, depending on your specific case. After treatment, many patients can return to work and normal life almost immediately, and if a recovery period is necessary, it’s usually brief and not painful.
The treatment sessions themselves are easy, comfortable, and convenient. For most patients, it involves simply lying comfortably in a custom-made body cradle as the CyberKnife system does its job. CyberKnife’s advanced imaging system and rotating robotic arm allow it to move around the tumor for you, delivering high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy to every side of the tumor. After you complete your treatment sessions, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the treatment was fully effective. Once that’s over, you’re free to return to daily life!
Contact Your Pasadena, CA Cancer Treatment Experts
CyberKnife allows us to treat spinal cancer more conveniently than ever before, giving you an exciting new option for cancer treatment. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed and had a different treatment recommended to you, we encourage you to call us at 626.768.1021 or reach out to us at our contact page to schedule an appointment for a second opinion. Thanks to the advanced technology of CyberKnife, we can often treat cases that other centers can’t – and our treatments are often far more convenient and comfortable than other methods. We hope to hear from you soon, and no matter what form or stage of cancer you’re fighting, remember: you’re never alone. The treatment team at Pasadena CyberKnife looks forward to helping you beat cancer and reclaim a normal, healthy, happy lifestyle.