Leading the Way in Cancer Treatment
After you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, some of the first questions
on your mind might be “how long do I have to live?” and “what
do I have to do to fight back?” These questions are scary and the
answers uncertain, but when it comes to the fight against cancer, we have
the answers. Our team of cancer care experts is in your corner to fight
cancer for you, so you can return to the life and activities you love.
And with CyberKnife®, you can receive cancer treatment and return
to your daily activities faster than ever before.
Southeast Georgia Health System is proud to be one of only four centers
in Georgia to offer this nonsurgical treatment option for cancer patients.
How CyberKnife® Works
Discovering that you have cancer is an intimidating diagnosis, but at Southeast
Georgia Health System, you can breathe a little easier knowing that our
cancer care experts are on your team to fight for your life. And we have
the most innovative and advanced tools at our disposal to ensure that
you receive quality treatment as well as quality care. One of those tools
is the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.
CyberKnife treatment comes in four phases:
Before the cancer is treated, you will undergo imaging scans (such as
a CT scan, MRI or a PET scan) to locate the tumor and determine its size
The tumor’s location and dimensions are digitally transferred to
CyberKnife. Our physicians can access this information and create a plan
to destroy the tumor while protecting the healthy tissue around it.
Advanced Radiation Therapy
You will lie on a table specifically designed to keep you in the correct
position. The treatment aims high-dose radiation beams at the tumor, with
pinpoint accuracy. This treatment lasts a maximum of one hour, and the
process is often completed within three to five visits.
After treatment, you will undergo a variety of imaging scans to measure
how successful the treatment was at removing the tumor.
Throughout every step of the treatment process, you will be updated on
what to expect, as well as next steps and results. Our team of multidisciplinary
specialists are passionate about creating longer, healthier lives for
each and every patient, so you can be confident that when you choose Southeast
Georgia Health System for your cancer treatment, you’re not only
choosing the best, most innovative cancer treatment available, you’re
also choosing a team to implement that treatment who cares about you,
your family and your quality of life.
For more information about CyberKnife treatment, get in touch with our
CyberKnife nurse navigator at 1-800-537-5142 ext. 5149.