Battling cancer is one of the most difficult challenges that life can throw at you – but it’s never something you have to face alone. At Orange County CyberKnife, we help patients throughout the greater Orange County area fight cancer every day through cutting-edge cancer treatments like noninvasive CyberKnife. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, second only to skin cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer in Southern California, CyberKnife may offer hope for treatment.
CyberKnife is a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art radiation therapy cancer treatment that’s highly effective, safe, and completely noninvasive. Instead of using surgery or pharmaceuticals to attack cancer cells, CyberKnife uses electromagnetic radiation: the same type of energy that forms visible light. By delivering high-dose radiation with pinpoint accuracy, CyberKnife can eliminate cancer cells while protecting surrounding tissue from damage. CyberKnife may be used as a standalone treatment for cancer, or it may be combined with one or more other treatment methods to create a more comprehensive treatment plan.
What sets CyberKnife apart is its unique synthesis of advanced technology. CyberKnife combines some of the latest developments in medical technology from a variety of fields, bringing them together to create a powerful treatment for cancer. CyberKnife’s rotating robotic arm allows it to deliver radiation almost anywhere in the body from any angle, letting us target every surface of the tumor with radiation.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art medical imaging system, CyberKnife can deliver radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, making it possible to use high doses of radiation without damaging surrounding cells. And thanks to the revolutionary Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System, CyberKnife is able to track tumor movement due to breathing or other bodily functions and adjust for that movement in real time – so painful braces and immobility devices aren’t required. You simply lie comfortably on the treatment couch as CyberKnife delivers radiation to destroy cancer cells.
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, CyberKnife may be able to help. While it’s rare that we can use CyberKnife alone to treat breast cancer, your cancer doctor may use CyberKnife as a supplemental treatment to other methods. Often, the first procedure is a lumpectomy, or the surgical removal of the tumor from the best. After your surgery, we can use CyberKnife to further treat the area and lessen the risk of recurrence.
CyberKnife can also help to treat metastatic breast cancer, or breast cancer that has spread to other areas like the lungs or the brain. In these cases, your cancer treatment team will likely use a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy to eliminate metastatic tumors while targeting cancer cells throughout the body. Ultimately, every patient is different, though: the only way to know your treatment plan is to schedule a consultation.
A breast cancer diagnosis is a hard thing to receive – but you’re never in the fight alone. The world-class radiation oncologists, cancer doctors, and specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and stand by you through every phase of treatment. Call us today at 714.962.7100 to learn more and schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you beat cancer and reclaim the healthy, normal life you deserve.