Cancer Recurrence: CyberKnife Advantages When Cancer Comes Back

When faced with a cancer recurrence, it’s normal for patients to feel shock and distress. Patients with recurrent cancer often face the challenge of choosing a treatment option that will have the ability to target a new or previously treated area with radiation while having minimal side effects.

Thanks to technological advancements in the cancer treatment field, like CyberKnife, there are safe and effective ways to treat and reduce common side effects when cancer comes back.

When a patient is referred to New Jersey CyberKnife, a group of cancer specialists at our center evaluate all treatment options, taking into consideration a patient’s diagnosis, disease pattern and medical history to help determine the best plan for retreatment specific to the patient’s individual needs.

To provide the best possible treatment outcome with minimal impact on a patient’s normal daily activities, our center uses the CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery system to deliver precisely targeted, high-dose radiation to tumors throughout the head, neck and body. This specialized type of radiation therapy does not require surgery or sedation or a prolonged recovery time. Treatment is completed within five outpatient sessions. The CyberKnife may be ideal for those seeking a treatment option for a cancer recurrence in a site previously treated with maximum allowed doses of radiation.

If you are facing a recurrent cancer diagnosis, call our center to determine if you may be a candidate for CyberKnife.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.