• what is cyberknife?

    Asked by reginak on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    what is cyberknife?

    If my cancer recurs in the next 5-10 yrs, I was told that I would have to have another resection and radiation. Can cyberknife get rid of the new tumor without giving me another ear to ear scar?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Reginak,
      Cyberknife and gammaknife are Stereotactic Radiation Surgery ot Therapy called SRS or SRT. I have attached a link that describes it. I hope this gives you some insight, Carm RN.

      http://www.fccc.edu/cancer/treatment/radonc/treatment.html

      over 4 years ago
    • Hopegirl's Avatar
      Hopegirl

      I have had cyberknife three times - two times on my right lung (to get rid of 2 separate tumors) and one on my thigh. It is non-invasive, no pain, and it works! Cyberknife is a very high intensity radiation that is administered by a robot (yes a big robot!). I went for 5 consecutive days (for a couple of hours or less each day - can't remember) and there were a few planning sessions before.

      Other procedures I've had to deal with my tumors, outside of surgery, are RFA (radio frequency ablation) and crioablation. There is a new procedure called NanoKnife, and they're always coming up with new things. I hope the cancer doesn't recur, but if it does, there will be many more ways to deal with it. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      know what?? I think we are going to have the cure in 10 years..

      over 4 years ago

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