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Patient Perspectives: ‘How Will the Treatment Affect my Daily Routine?’

At Columbus CyberKnife, a key part of our consultation and treatment process is educating our patients on what they can expect before, during and after treatment. One common question our care team hears from patients is “how will the treatment affect my daily routine?”

For some patients, maintaining a daily routine is important, particularly for those who work or travel. Fortunately, as cancer technology and approaches to treatment have advanced, there are options and methods available that can help to reduce the impact of cancer treatment on a patient’s daily routine. One example of this is stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

SRS is a noninvasive treatment in which precisely targeted, high-dose radiation is delivered to tumors in one to five outpatient sessions. Patients do not have to undergo surgery, sedation or a prolonged recovery time. This benefit is particularly important for patients who are seeking a treatment option that allows them to maintain their routines or continue going to work. Columbus Cyberknife delivers SRS using the CyberKnife® system.

In addition to convenience, CyberKnife SRS is also safe and effective. There is a growing base of clinical research and information available demonstrating the treatment’s effectiveness for several types of cancers, including lung cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors and metastatic cancer.

For more information, view our post on what to expect during CyberKnife treatment

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.