Liver Tumors – CyberKnife Treatment

The most precise radiation treatment available, and one of the most effective, is located nearby at Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center in Southern California. The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is an advanced radiation treatment tool that is clinically proven effective in treating liver cancer.

CyberKnife’s extreme precision is particularly effective for reaching cancerous tumors in and around the liver because the system is able to monitor even the slightest movement of the tumor and keep the beams of radiation focused on its exact location, avoiding harming other important nearby organs, nerves, and tissue. And, the cancer specialists at Orange County are expert in using the CyberKnife for optimum results. .

How Does CyberKnife Work?

With a flexible, robotic arm that can provide hundreds of different angles to your tumor, the CyberKnife System guides the radiation beams to the exact location and tracks your tumor even as you breathe for submillimeter accuracy. This advanced stereotactic radiosurgery system is the most precise available and it provides treatment without invasive surgery, within a week’s time and with minimal side effects. Our Orange County radiation oncology experts can work closely with your medical team to use the CyberKnife system for stand alone treatment as well as for treatment that complements other treatment options including surgery and/or chemotherapy.

Types of Liver Tumors

  • Inoperable Liver Tumors.

Sometimes surgeons are not able to operate on liver tumors based on their advanced stage of development. Other times, operating is a concern based on the age and medical condition of the patient. CyberKnife is the perfect alternative to surgery for treating liver cancer. With this advanced technology, the CyberKnife system can treat liver tumors in real-time, beaming high doses of radiation at the target, while minimizing risk and harm to the area surrounding the tumor. The board-certified radiation oncologists at Orange County CyberKnife will compile all relevant data including age, cancer stage, and health and develop the optimum treatment for an inoperable liver tumor.

  • Recurrent Liver Tumors

Cancerous tumors in the liver that come back after you’ve had treatment are called recurrent liver tumors. At your follow-up appointments, your doctors will continue to test for any signs of cancerous cells in your body. When cancer recurs, there are some treatment options that may be eliminated. Fortunately, CyberKnife can still be an option even when traditional radiation is not. Your doctors will look at all of the options and recommend the best course of treatment.

  • Metastatic Liver Tumors

When your liver cancer spreads or metastasizes to other parts of your body, you may have metastatic liver cancer. These are the same types of cells that were found in your original tumor. CyberKnife can be used in all parts of the body, and so can also treat your metastatic liver tumors, in addition to other treatments. Our radiation oncologist can determine the best treatment for your unique condition.

Liver Cancer CyberKnife Treatment Process

CyberKnife Treatment is completely non-invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis in our welcoming Southern California treatment center. Treatment at Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center includes treatment planning, treatment sessions, and post-treatment follow-up appointments.

  • During your initial treatment visits, our radiation oncologists will work with your medical team to evaluate existing data and perform any additional tests that are needed to evaluate your individual case.
  • One of these procedures is a CT scan which will generate a detailed image of your tumor. Orange County CyberKnife’s board-certified radiation oncologists will then prepare a treatment plan that will give you the best possible outcomes for your liver cancer.
  • After discussing the proposed treatment plan and options with you, our team will move forward with the agreed upon plan.
  • Radiation specialists will then program your treatment plan into the CyberKnife System, and schedule a visit for you to our outpatient facility in Orange County.
  • When you arrive for treatment, you will be asked to relax on our comfortable treatment couch, listening to your favorite music, if you like, while the CyberKnife’s robotic arm moves around you delivering high doses of radiation from multiple angles and tracking the tumor’s subtle movements to maximize precision and accuracy.
  • The CyberKnife will deliver high doses of pain-free radiation with extreme precision and without any stabilizing, uncomfortable hardware or frames.
  • Unlike traditional radiation treatment types which can last for weeks, CyberKnife treatment is completed in one to five sessions, one short treatment per day.
  • Once your treatment is complete each day, you are free to leave and resume your daily activities and tasks as you normally would.
  • Follow-up appointments will then be arranged to make sure that the radiation has produced the desired effect in eliminating cancer cells.

Explore Your Cancer Treatment Options at Orange County CyberKnife!

Our radiation experts are ready and waiting to answer your calls and questions about the CyberKnife system and how it can be most effective in treating your liver cancer. Call us today for a free phone consultation and let us help expand your liver cancer treatment options. Contact us at (714) 962-7100 or use our convenient online appointment form to schedule your first visit. Our friendly, professional staff is will give the best possible care to you and your family.