Brain Cancer – Our Treatment Options

Brain Cancer: Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Brain Cancer

If brain cancer is diagnosed, there are a number of treatment options available to you. While past treatments would often rely on surgery, modern treatments use other techniques to create treatment solutions that are far less invasive, more comfortable, and more effective. At OC CyberKnife, we’re proud to offer one of the most effective radiation therapy treatments on the market today. We’ll work with you to determine a treatment course based on several factors:

  • The type of tumor
  • The location of the tumor
  • The size of the tumor
  • Your age and general medical condition

At OC CyberKnife, we offer several treatment options for brain cancer.

CyberKnife

CyberKnife is a revolutionary radiosurgery system designed to deliver high-dose radiation directly to the site of a tumor while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue. The CyberKnife system combines a variety of highly advanced medical technologies to create a noninvasive, safe, and comfortable cancer treatment method that’s highly effective on multiple types of cancers.

CyberKnife works by delivering a beam of high-intensity radiation directly to the site of the tumor. This radiation interferes with the ability of the tumor cells to multiply, and once the existing cells die, the tumor is naturally eliminated by the body. The radiation is precisely measured and calibrated by your radiation oncologist, medical physicist, and dosimetrist, and CyberKnife’s advanced imaging and motion tracking systems ensure that the beam attacks the tumor precisely, minimizing damage to other areas.

Thanks to the Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System, CyberKnife can track minute changes in the tumor’s location due to normal movement and breathing and adjust the radiation beam to account for this movement. Additionally, CyberKnife’s robotic arm allows for 360º movement, letting CyberKnife apply radiation to every side of the tumor. CyberKnife treatments are completed in as little as 1 to 5 days, have few side effects, and have been clinically shown to be a highly effective cancer treatment system.

Other External Radiation Treatments

If you and your doctor determine that CyberKnife is not an option for you, there are a number of other treatment methods available. You and your doctor may choose any of the following treatments:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3D-CRT): This method uses imaging technology like CT and MRI scans to plan your radiation dose in detail, selecting the ideal angle for radiation. Combining these technologies allows for a maximum dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor while minimizing the dose delivered to healthy, surrounding tissues.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): This type of treatment uses 3D imaging technology to “paint” radiation doses onto the tumor. The doses are applied from various angles, and the intensity of the radiation is modulated from angle to angle. This allows different doses of radiation to be applied to different areas of the tumor, creating a highly effective treatment option while minimizing exposure to surrounding tissues.

Contact Your Orange County Cancer Treatment Center

No matter what your condition or what treatment method you’re interested in, the cancer treatment specialists at OC CyberKnife are here to help. We know that a cancer diagnosis can feel like a crushing blow, but trust us: there is hope. If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with cancer, we would be happy to speak with you. Feel free to call us at 714.962.7100 with any questions or reach out to us at our contact page to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you beat cancer and reclaim total health.