The CyberKnife system represents a new radiosurgical treatment option for cancer patients. The therapy is particularly beneficial for patients with inoperable, small and inaccessible tumours.
- No surgery necessary
- Short treatment duration of one to five sessions
- Therapy planned and monitored by an interdisciplinary team
The CyberKnife system is a non-invasive alternative to surgery. The treatment does not require anaesthetic and the patient feels nothing during the treatment. In contrast to other radiosurgical procedures, the CyberKnife system does not require the patient to be secured using a body frame.
Protecting the surrounding tissues
The removal of tumours with the CyberKnife system is not stressful for patients. The extremely high level of precision of less than one millimetre deviation (about the width of one hair) enables tumours to be safely treated with minimal risk for the surrounding, healthy tissue and nearby critical and sensitive structures such as, for example, the spinal cord or the optic nerve.
Good quality of life
Treatment with the CyberKnife system takes place on an outpatient basis. A stay at the clinic, subsequent curative treatment or rehabilitation measures are often not necessary. Generally, normal everyday life can be resumed immediately after treatment.