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Cyberknife Results

Wally725
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2011

Some very good results with cyberknife. You may have to copy and past the link below in your browser:

http://www.tcrt.org/mc_images/category/4310/07-gibbs_tcrt_9_6.pdf

Comparing CyberKnife treatment and surgery

CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Surgery
Surgical Incision No Yes
General Anesthesia No Yes
Hospital Stay No Yes
Treatment Recovery Time No Recovery time varies with type of procedure
Pain None Yes (controlled with pain medication)
Risk of Infection None Yes

CyberKnife benefits

CyberKnife offers multiple benefits to patients requiring radiation therapy.

* CyberKnife can treat small or complex, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body
* CyberKnife can treat tumors that cannot be removed surgically
* CyberKnife's precision and accuracy preserves healthy tissue surrounding the tumor
* CyberKnife sounds like surgery, but isn't - no scalpels, no incisions, no anesthesia
* No hospital stay - Outpatient treatment only takes 30-90 minutes
* No hospital gown - patients wear their street clothes while being treated
* No metal frame to limit movement during treatment
* No risk of infection
* No pain
* No recovery time at home - patients typically resume normal daily activities immediately after treatment
* Few, if any, side effects

Julie2011
Posts: 58
Joined: May 2011

Thanks for the information. I definitely want CyberKnife instead of "VATS"

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