Common Patient Questions: What is ‘Local Control?’

If you or a loved one is preparing to undergo cancer treatment and have been presented with various treatment options, one of the many medical terms you may have heard is “local control.”

This term refers to cancer that hasn’t grown and progressed and remains at the original tumor site. Radiation is used for local control of cancer cells at the primary tumor site.

CyberKnife® has been shown to provide excellent local control rates for several types of primary and metastatic cancers. Click here for a list of studies. You can also check out our blog post on recent prostate cancer research.

If interested in learning more about CyberKnife treatment outcomes for various types of cancer and assessing whether you or a loved one may be a candidate for treatment, contact our center at 614-898-8300.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.