When patients receive a recurrent cancer diagnosis, they may feel a number of emotions. This is common and understandable. Patients who find out their cancer has come back often wonder whether their treatment options are limited if they have previously undergone surgery or radiation therapy. When cancer comes back, CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may be among the options available when reviewing treatment methods.
CyberKnife Center of Chicago medical director, Dr. Andy Su explains the advantages of CyberKnife treatment for recurrent cancer below.
“CyberKnife delivers precisely targeted radiation directly to the recurrent tumor(s), located in the head and body, even where radiation may have been used in the past,” said Dr. Su. “This precision allows for five or fewer treatments and minimal to no side effects, which in turn lets patients return to their normal routines soon after treatment.”
CyberKnife Center of Chicago treats primary, metastatic and recurrent tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery, an advanced radiation therapy technique that does not require anesthesia, incisions or a prolonged recovery period.
Contact our center at (331) 221-2050 to find out if CyberKnife can be integrated into your retreatment plan.
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.