Cancers Treated

Dr. Alan J Katz describes the history of radiation oncology used to treat prostate cancer and its lead-up to the CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery System. Open this video in YouTube

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is used to treat small tumors in the chest, abdomen or pelvis that conventional radiation or surgery may not be advised for, including:

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is used to treat conditions involving the brain or spine including:

These lists cover commonly treated conditions but cannot include every possibility. Stereotactic Radiosurgery may be safer and more effective for other cancers whose treatments may include traditional, invasive surgery or conventional radiation therapy.

The advantage of SRS/SBRT is it delivers a focused beam of radiation, non-invasively, to the cancer in a shorter amount of time than traditional treatments. Plus the treatment is delivered with extreme accuracy, minimizing the effect on nearby organs.

However, this treatment may not be suitable for all situations, so a Radiation Oncology Specialist should be consulted to discuss treatment options.

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