Frequently Asked Questions About CyberKnife Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions About CyberKnife Treatment

How do I know if CyberKnife is an option for me?

Each patient’s case is reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists. This team, in collaboration with the referring physician, determines the best treatment option for the patient. CyberKnife may be used alone or as part of a treatment plan that includes other cancer therapies. To learn if you are a candidate for CyberKnife treatment, call 856.638.1180.

Is the CyberKnife safe and clinically proven?

CyberKnife is based on radiation technology that has been in use and well proven for more than 30 years. Thousands of patients have received CyberKnife treatments worldwide, and many clinical studies with the CyberKnife have been published in medical journals. CyberKnife is cleared by the FDA to treat tumors anywhere in the body when radiation treatment is indicated.

What types of cancer can be treated with CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is used for treating cancers of the:

  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Brain
  • Spine
  • And other cancers throughout the body

What are the benefits of the CyberKnife?

  • CyberKnife treatment can be completed in five or fewer treatments (compared to up to 45 treatments with conventional radiation therapy).
  • CyberKnife is a non-invasive treatment, and because there is no incision, there is no blood loss and no anesthesia is necessary.
  • CyberKnife can be used for tumors that cannot be removed with surgery.
  • There are minimal if any side effects and no recovery time – most people return to activity almost immediately.
  • CyberKnife is an option for patients who have been previously exposed to the maximum allowable dose of radiation but still require further treatment.

Will my insurance pay for CyberKnife treatments?

Cyberknife are covered by most insurance carriers. Our staff will work with your insurance carrier to obtain all pre-authorizations needed for the treatment and imaging procedures related to treatment.

Make your stand against cancer and take your life back faster. Today. Call MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper CyberKnife: 855.MDA.COOPER (855.632.2667).