Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center provides comprehensive treatment for many conditions. Our doctors and treatment team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan using the most advanced non-invasive therapies. CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery is clinically proven effective in treating many types of cancers, from brain, lung to prostate cancer. We want our patients to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the care they receive, which is why we want to offer you information about side effects associated with CyberKnife treatment.
CyberKnife revolutionary cancer treatment system uses high-dose radiation to eliminate cancer cells and tumors. While traditional radiation oncology therapy often has severe side effects, one of the greatest benefits of CyberKnife is that it produces little to no side effects. As with any radiation therapy treatment, side effects are possible and can vary greatly from patient to patient.
The potential side effects of CyberKnife depend on many factors such as the patient’s general medical condition, type of cancer being treated, the size and location of the tumor, and the amount of radiation required. Side effects can range from minor to more serious deterioration of quality of life, permanent injury, and even death. However, most of the common side effects are often mild and temporary, including:
While any of these side effects are possible and no cancer treatment is without risk, CyberKnife is a remarkably convenient and noninvasive treatment for most patients. For more details about the side effects of your radiation therapy or to see if CyberKnife treatment is right for you, please ask your cancer doctor or our treatment team.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and you’re interested in learning more about CyberKnife, contact us today. You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly at (714) 962-7100, or you can submit any questions via our easy online form. We are here to support you every step of the way—we can’t wait to help you get started on your journey towards recovery!