Benefits of CyberKnife – #2 Shortened Treatment Time

Quality Cancer Treatment in Pasadena, CA

No matter who you are, a cancer diagnosis is a difficult and often scary experience – but even in the face of the most serious condition, you’re never alone. Pasadena CyberKnife Center is a premier cancer treatment facility serving patients throughout the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles area, CA, and we firmly believe that there’s always hope no matter what the diagnosis. Our state-of-the-art cancer care center is fully equipped with some of the most advanced medical technologies and cancer-fighting equipment in the world, and our treatment team takes pride in designing customized treatments that help our patients beat cancer in a way that works with their lifestyles. We’re proud to offer CyberKnife as our flagship treatment, and one of the central benefits of CyberKnife is its remarkably shortened treatment time.

The Length of Past Cancer Treatments

In the past, radiation therapy for cancer treatment took several weeks to be effective for most patients, ranging anywhere from 25 to 45 days in length. This is largely because these systems couldn’t deliver radiation with the pinpoint accuracy that CyberKnife can: in each treatment, both cancerous cells and surrounding healthy cells would be affected.

To prevent extensive damage to nearby tissues, past radiation therapy treatments would use very low-dose treatments over the course of several weeks. Between treatments, the healthy cells would heal faster than the cancerous cells, eventually causing more cancerous cells to die than healthy ones. While sometimes effective, this made treatment a long, protracted process, and ultimately yielded low success rates for many patients.

Treatment in Days Instead of Weeks

CyberKnife, however, solves this problem. Thanks to its use of advanced medical technology including real-time imaging, motion tracking, and robotics systems, CyberKnife is able to deliver radiation to the site of a tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy, minimizing damage to surrounding cells and making it possible to use far higher doses of radiation.

Not only is this more effective, but it also dramatically shortens the length of treatment. Instead of up to 45 days, CyberKnife treatment is completed in daily sessions lasting anywhere from 1 to 5 days. That’s right – with CyberKnife treatment, you’ll be finished with cancer treatment in a maximum of 5 days, and often times, we’re able to treat patients with just one or a few sessions. This is a drastic reduction in the length, inconvenience, and difficulty of treatment, making CyberKnife one of the most convenient and low-impact treatments on the market.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Pasadena, CA Cancer Treatment Center

Shortened treatment time is just one of the many benefits of CyberKnife treatment, and if you’d like to find out more about why CyberKnife is one of the best cancer treatments on the market today, we’d be happy to speak with you. At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we’re proud to provide world-class cancer care to patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we take the time to work with each patient individually, answering any questions and designing a deeply personalized treatment plan. Feel free to call us at 626.768.1021 if you have any questions about CyberKnife, and if you’d like to schedule a consultation, we encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page. Remember, no matter what condition you’re facing or how serious your diagnosis, there’s always hope – and Pasadena CyberKnife Center is standing by to help.