CyberKnife Treatment

Cancer Doctors in Glendale, AZ

At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we believe that there’s always hope in the fight against cancer. We offer cutting-edge radiation therapy from six state-of-the-art cancer treatment centers throughout the greater Phoenix area, and our cancer doctors work closely with patients to develop treatment plans that fit into any lifestyle. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer, we offer a number of options to help you beat it – but our flagship treatment is the groundbreaking CyberKnife system.

What Is CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is a cutting-edge radiation therapy treatment that delivers high-dose radiation directly to the site of a tumor with sub-pinpoint accuracy, allowing us to eliminate cancerous cells without harming nearby healthy tissue. Using sophisticated imaging technology, a highly-trained technician navigates a computer-controlled robot to deliver the radiation beams. Continuous X-ray imagining and sophisticated tumor tracking technology are able to detect and account for even the smallest movement of tumors inside your body.

With its sub-millimeter accuracy and a flexible robotic arm, CyberKnife can target cancers at thousands of different angles. CyberKnife’s versatility and precision make it ideal for many cancer treatment scenarios:

  • Tumors that are difficult to reach
  • Cancers inoperable by traditional surgical means
  • Tumors in sensitive areas such as the brain, spine, liver, or lungs
  • Patients not physically able to have surgery
  • Individuals desiring lower treatment risks
  • Patients who want shorter recovery times

Depending on the specifics of your case, we can use CyberKnife alone or in a treatment plan or coupled with surgical procedures. As a bonus, CyberKnife can also treat patients with previous radiation treatments whose cancers have returned. CyberKnife limits future radiation exposure by targeting only the tumors’ exact locations.

What to Expect from CyberKnife

Our cancer doctors will tailor your treatment to your specific needs, and we strive to make the entire treatment process as comfortable as possible for our patients. Our outpatient clinic features comfortable treatment couches where you can breathe normally and even listen to music during sessions, and because CyberKnife requires no invasive head frames or body restrictions, you can truly relax during each session.

We treat patients using one treatment session per day for up to five successive days, which makes CyberKnife much faster than standard radiation treatment plans, which can last up to 45 days. Because the CyberKnife system is able to completely avoid surrounding tissues, it also produces fewer side effects and is more comfortable than other options. CyberKnife is approved by Medicare and most insurance providers, making it accessible to almost anyone who needs it.

Contact Your Scottsdale Oncology Clinic

CyberKnife is one of the most advanced, powerful, and convenient cancer treatments on the market today, and if you’d like to see how CyberKnife can help you heal from cancer, we’d be thrilled to help. Contact us today to learn more about CyberKnife or to schedule your treatment consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, and we’re excited to help you overcome cancer and reclaim the healthy, normal life you deserve.