At the Cancer Care Center on our Brunswick Campus, we’re proud to provide our community with one of the most advanced cancer-fighting tools available anywhere: the CyberKnife® M6 Robotic Radiosurgery System with multi-leaf collimation (MLC) technology.
CyberKnife is an innovative radiation therapy that does not require surgery, incisions or stitches, or an extended recovery time. Our experts treat cancerous and noncancerous tumors in a short period of time with CyberKnife — often within one to five days.
Get back to your daily life in less time
Traditional radiation therapy destroys or shrinks tumors. But it also may affect healthy tissue around the tumor. For this reason, the treatment is generally broken up into dozens of sessions. Because CyberKnife targets the tumor with greater precision than other techniques, it spares healthy tissues. This allows our doctors to give the tumor higher doses of radiation in less time than with traditional therapy.
Another benefit? CyberKnife can be a great alternative for patients with surgically complex or even inoperable tumors.
The most precise CyberKnife
The CyberKnife system is mounted on a robot. It uses a technology called multi-leaf collimation to shape radiation beams to the tumor. Powerful software helps our team plan the shape of the radiation beams, customized for the shape, size and location of your individual tumor.
We were the first cancer center in Georgia to offer the newer and enhanced CyberKnife M6 series, which is only available at a few centers in the country.
The M6 series has benefits over the original CyberKnife, such as even shorter treatments, improved precision and fewer side effects.
Tumors we treat with CyberKnife
Types of tumors we treat with CyberKnife include:
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Brain tumors
- Liver tumors
- Spine tumors
Our highly trained CyberKnife team
We have one of the busiest CyberKnife programs in the country. That’s experience you can trust.
Our CyberKnife team includes board-certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, nurse navigators and other medical professionals who have received specialized training with this ground-breaking technology.
What to expect
CyberKnife is an outpatient procedure, so you won’t have to stay in the hospital. It is painless and noninvasive, so you won’t need anesthesia either. Because there’s no pain or recovery time involved, you’ll be able to resume activities directly after treatment.
The number of treatments you need will depend on the location and type of tumor. Our experts will work together to ensure you receive the best treatment plan for you.
Are you a candidate for CyberKnife?
To learn more about CyberKnife treatment, call our nurse navigator at 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5149, or submit this contact form.