Owner of Arkansas Derby Winner Named Horse After the Life-Changing Accuray CyberKnife® Radiation Therapy Technology Used to Treat His Cancer
Like countless other men,
"When I was first told I had cancer, fear overtook all logical thought. Will I survive, what kind of treatment will I have, what about my family? Learning about the CyberKnife System gave me hope for my future. CyberKnife was a simple, pain-free treatment that enabled me to continue enjoying my life. Grateful to the successful treatment, I named my most promising horse Cyberknife," said
Prostates and Patients Move – Motion Matters
Many people don't realize that the prostate moves unpredictably throughout the course of treatment – sometimes as much as half an inch or 12 millimeters because of normal patient bodily functions such as filling of the bladder, gas in the bowel, or even slight patient movement during the procedure. This motion can make treatment particularly challenging because of the prostate's proximity to other sensitive anatomy like the bladder and rectum.
Failing to match the delivery of radiation therapy with the prostate movement can result in increased dose delivered to healthy tissues surrounding the tumor and decreased dose delivered to the tumor itself. This can impact the overall treatment effectiveness and increase the potential for side effects that impact a patient's quality of life.
The CyberKnife Difference – Stays on Target Every Treatment, Every Patient. Automatically
The CyberKnife System is the only radiation delivery device that can detect when the prostate moves and using artificial intelligence, synchronize the treatment delivery beam to the prostate's new position in real-time throughout the entire treatment session.
The CyberKnife System features a linear accelerator mounted to a robotic arm that is specifically designed to deliver radiation beams from potentially thousands of unique angles, targeting only the tumor while minimizing radiation dose to healthy tissue. It is this precision, made possible by the system's robotic arm and continual tracking and automatic synchronization of the radiation beam, which makes such a difference for patients. In fact, CyberKnife accuracy is sub-millimeter, meaning its pinpoint precision is less than the thickness of a coin, even as the prostate moves unpredictably.
"Hearing from people like
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