Treating the Prostate with Precision CyberKnife
One of the major challenges in treating prostate tumors with traditional radiation therapy is the unpredictable movement of the prostate during treatment. Precision CyberKnife of NY solves this problem by continuously tracking the exact location of the tumor and correcting for any movement of the prostate throughout the course of the treatment.
Precision CyberKnife is so accurate it avoids any surrounding healthy tissue and critical anatomy. The risk of side effects, such as sexual, urinary, bowel and bladder incontinence is greatly reduced as compared to surgery and other invasive prostate treatments.
The pinpoint accuracy of Precision CyberKnife allows highly concentrated beams of radiation to stay locked on the tumor and most patients experience minimal or no side effects. As a result, the procedure is more comfortable for patients, radiation is delivered more accurately and, in most cases, treatments can be completed in just five days as compared to conventional radiation treatments that can take 5-9 weeks.