Innovative Cancer Treatment in Southeast Georgia
CyberKnife is an advanced, nonsurgical alternative to treat both cancerous
and non-cancerous tumors. This comfortable, non-invasive method allows
qualifying patients to return to their normal lifestyles within just a
few days and has many
benefits, from shorter recovery times to minimal pain.
Southeast Georgia Health System is one of only four centers in Georgia
that offers this advanced procedure. We are committed to raising the bar
in health care and embracing the technological advances that enable us
to better serve you and the communities we serve. With this innovative
technology, our team of cancer experts help you fight against cancer,
restoring your health more efficiently and with less pain.
What to Expect during CyberKnife Treatment
The first step of CyberKnife treatment involves taking detailed images
of the patient. Whether through a CT scan, an MRI or a PET scan, the size,
shape and location of the tumor must be determined. Once this information
is obtained, the tumor’s parameters are digitally transferred to
the overseeing physician via the CyberKnife treatment planning workstation.
CyberKnife software then aids the physician in generating a treatment
plan that aims to destroy the patient’s tumor while sparing surrounding
A CyberKnife treatment involves the following:
- You will lie on a table that naturally positions you to properly receive
the radiation treatment.
- Beams of high-dose radiation are aimed at tumors with pinpoint accuracy.
- 100-200 radiation beams, each only lasting a few seconds, will target the
tumor from all sides.
- Each therapy treatment is non-invasive and will generally last between
30 to 90 minutes.
While many radiosurgery procedures are only capable of treating head tumors,
CyberKnife can target tumors throughout the entire body, allowing the
effective treatment of a variety of non-cancerous and cancerous tumors,
including lung cancer, prostate cancer, abdomen cancers, brain cancer,
cancer of the spine and more. No matter your diagnosis, our team of cancer
specialists is interested in meeting you and discovering how they can
help. We are here for you through every step of your battle with cancer,
but the first step is up to you.
To learn more about our CyberKnife treatment, call our CyberKnife nurse
navigator at 1-800-537-5142 ext. 5149.