At OC CyberKnife, our mission is to help every patient beat cancer and reclaim whole body health no matter what they’re up against. We use the latest in state-of-the-art cancer treatment technologies, and every member of our treatment team is a seasoned expert with years of experience working with and fighting cancer. At OC CyberKnife, we believe that there is hope – even for the most serious types and stages of cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is among the most serious types of cancers, with one-year survival rates at only 20%. Still, thanks to CyberKnife, there is hope. CyberKnife is a non-invasive surgery alternative that uses precision, high-dose radiation therapy to eliminate cancerous cells and tumors almost anywhere in the body. It’s completely non-invasive, incredibly effective, and one of the most convenient cancer treatments on the market today.
CyberKnife combines some of the most advanced medical technology in the world to create an unparalleled treatment option. Using the latest in everything from radiation oncology, robotics engineering, and medical imaging technology, CyberKnife can deliver high-dose radiation to a tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy – all while tracking and compensating for movement in real time. This means CyberKnife can effectively treat cancer almost anywhere in the body while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. Plus, CyberKnife is completely non-surgical and non-invasive – so there are no scars and a minimal recovery period after treatment.
Until recently, treating pancreatic cancer has been exceedingly difficult because of subtle movements by the tumor during treatment. Because the pancreas is so close to the lungs, it moves during breathing, which make radiation therapy dangerous in the past. In some cases, patients had to hold their breath or wear painful braces to immobilize them during treatment, but even then there were risks. CyberKnife changes all of that.
With CyberKnife, it’s possible to treat pancreatic cancer with radiation therapy without the need for painful braces or restricting devices. CyberKnife’s revolutionary Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System measures the movement of the tumor during treatment, anticipating and correcting for tumor movement in real time. This means that CyberKnife patients have no need for painful braces – all they have to do is lie comfortably on the treatment bed while the CyberKnife robotic arm moves around them. By delivering high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy and compensating for patient motion in real time, CyberKnife provides new hope for pancreatic cancer patients looking to avoid surgery or with inoperable tumors.
While most radiation treatments last last weeks, CyberKnife treatment is quick and comfortable. Patients receive treatment in daily sessions over the course of one to five days, with minimal interruption to daily routine. After taking a CT scan of your tumor, we’ll upload the data to the CyberKnife system, and your board-certified radiation oncologist will use the software to create a detailed, customized treatment plan for your unique situation. During treatment sessions, all you have to do is lie back and let CyberKnife do the work – and once you’re done, you can return to work that very day.
If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, there’s no time to waste. OC CyberKnife provides world-class cancer treatment to patients throughout the greater Orange County area, and we’d be thrilled to help you overcome cancer and regain whole body health. If you have questions, want to learn more about how CyberKnife can help, or are ready to schedule a consultation, don’t wait – call us today at 714.962.7100 or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you.