Common Patient Questions: “How Will the Treatment Impact my Daily Activities?”

At CyberKnife Center of Chicago, our consultation and treatment process involves educating our patients on what they can expect before, during and after treatment. A common question we hear from our patients is “how will the treatment affect my daily activities?”

For some patients, maintaining a daily routine is an important way to feel normal and less stressed through a cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, as approaches to treating and managing cancer have advanced, there are options and treatment methods that can help to reduce the impact of cancer treatment on a patient’s daily routine. One example of this is stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment.

SRS is a noninvasive treatment option that delivers precisely targeted, high-dose radiation to tumors throughout the head, neck and body. Patients do not have to undergo surgery, sedation or a prolonged recovery time. This benefit is particularly important for patients who are seeking a treatment option that allows them to maintain their routines or continue going to work. Our center delivers SRS using the CyberKnife® system.

In addition to convenience, the treatment is also safe and effective. There is a growing base of clinical research and information available demonstrating the treatment’s effectiveness for several types of cancers, including lung cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors and metastatic cancer.

For more information on what to expect during CyberKnife treatment, read our blog post.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.