If you’re battling cancer, you deserve the absolute best treatment that medical science has to offer – and at OC CyberKnife, that’s exactly what we’re here to provide. As a leading cancer treatment center serving the Orange County, CA area, our cancer treatment team features some of the brightest minds in medicine, oncology, and radiation therapy, and we work with each patient to design a comprehensive treatment plan that suits their lifestyle and meets their own unique needs. While we treat a wide variety of cancerous conditions, we can also treat certain non cancerous conditions like acoustic neuroma – and if you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed, CyberKnife radiation therapy can provide an excellent option for treatment.
While acoustic neuroma isn’t a cancerous condition, it can grow into a serious and even life-threatening condition if left untreated for long enough. The tumor can put pressure on the auditory nerve, impairing hearing function, and if left untreated, it can grow to put pressure on the trigeminal nerve and even directly on the brain, potentially threatening vital life functions. Prompt treatment is important for the best possible outcome – and CyberKnife can provide a non-surgical, noninvasive treatment for many acoustic neuroma patients.
CyberKnife is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art cancer treatment that combines some of the most advanced medical technologies in the world to create a new, noninvasive way to fight cancer. Using a specialized robotic arm and medical imaging system, CyberKnife delivers precision, high-dose radiation directly to the site of the tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy, destroying the tumor’s cells without damaging nearby, healthy tissue. It’s noninvasive, has few side effects, and can be an extremely effective treatment for acoustic neuroma.
What makes CyberKnife so effective is its paradigm-shifting accuracy and motion-tracking systems. Because CyberKnife can deliver radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, we can use a higher dose than ever before, allowing for drastic increases in the efficacy of treatment. The procedure is completely noninvasive, most patients feel virtually nothing during and after their treatment.
In addition to its accuracy, CyberKnife features the revolutionary Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System (SRTS). This allows CyberKnife to track the movement of the tumor in real time and automatically adjust for involuntary body movements caused by breathing and other vital functions. This allows us to deliver radiation with extreme precision and accuracy, ensuring a more effective treatment with fewer side effects.
Most acoustic neuroma patients will receive their CyberKnife treatment in small doses, called fractions, on a daily or near-daily basis over the course of about 6 weeks. With each dose, we’ll destroy more and more of the tumor’s cells, rendering them unable to subdivide and stopping the growth of the tumor. Over time, the tumor will shrink, fade, and eventually be eliminated by the body. After the active phase of treatment, we’ll bring you back in for an MRI and audiogram 6 months after treatment, 1 year after treatment, and annually thereafter to ensure the tumor doesn’t come back.
CyberKnife offers an exciting, noninvasive way to treat acoustic neuroma, and if you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed, it may be an option for you. Call us today at 714.962.7100 if you have any questions on CyberKnife treatment for acoustic neuroma, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one, you can do so at our contact page. No matter what you’re facing, the team at OC CyberKnife is here to help – and we’re looking forward to helping you beat your condition and reclaim a healthy, normal lifestyle.