Liver Cancer – CyberKnife Treatment

At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we understand that there are several options to treat your liver cancer. But one of the most effective treatment options is the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System operated by our highly skilled and trained radiation oncologists.

When treating liver cancer, oncologists must exercise great care to minimize the chance of harming the tissue, nerves, and other organs near the cancerous tumor. No other radiation system meets the preciseness of the CyberKnife available at all of our centers in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale.

How Does CyberKnife Work?

Its combination of a flexible, robotic arm that can reach your tumor from hundreds of angles, and a high-tech imaging system that tracks even the slightest movement in real time, allows the high dose beams of radiation to pinpoint your tumor’s exact location. It can even adjust the radiation beams as you breathe.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 Phoenix 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.

CyberKnife Can Treat All Types Of Liver Tumors

  1. Inoperable Liver Tumors.
    When liver tumors are not detected early, they can progress to an advanced stage of cancer and that can alter the treatment options available, including surgery. Some patients just are not healthy enough to withstand the risks and side effects of surgery. In both of these cases, CyberKnife comes through as an effective treatment option. This pain-free, non-surgical option can kill cancer cells with high doses of radiation beamed directly to your liver tumor, while reducing any risk to the nearby organs and tissues. The board-certified experts at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists will evaluate your medical history and cancer progression to determine the best treatment option for you.
  2. Recurrent Liver Tumors
    Sometimes cancerous cells can develop even after you’ve destroyed the initial tumor. These are often discovered during your ongoing follow-up appointments with your oncologist. These recurrent liver tumors must also be treated immediately and CyberKnife is a proven treatment for these types of cancer, even when traditional radiation sometimes is not an option. Your radiation oncologists will look at all of the options and give you the best choice of treatment for your situation.
  3. Metastatic Liver Tumors
    Sometimes the cancerous cells that form in the liver can spread to other parts of the body. This metastatic liver cancer is often more difficult to treat with surgery or other treatment methods. The CyberKnife system is approved to treat all parts of the body and be used alone, or in conjunction with other treatment options to effectively kill your metastasized cancerous cells.

Liver Cancer CyberKnife Treatment Process

CyberKnife Treatment is completely non-invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis in our welcoming treatment centers. Treatment at any of our convenient Phoenix, Scottsdale or Glendale offices 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. The board-certified radiation oncologists at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists 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 most convenient outpatient facilities in Phoenix, Scottsdale or Glendale.
  • 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 CyberKnife Treatment with Palo Verde Cancer Specialists!

Find out how the CyberKnife system can be use to treat your liver cancer. Call our radiation experts today at any of our convenient Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. or Contact us using our online appointment form. We will be happy to have a free phone consultation with you and answer any questions you may have about CyberKnife treatment and other treatments available for your liver cancer. Our friendly, professional staff brings a calming influence to the chaos that you may be feeling, so please give us a call today.

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