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When Cancer Comes Back: How CyberKnife Can Help

When faced with a cancer recurrence, patients may experience many of the same feelings they went through upon learning of their initial diagnosis. Though feelings of shock and distress are normal, patients can feel hopeful that there are now more ways to target the recurrent cancer while reducing treatment times and minimizing side effects.

For patients with recurrent cancer, choosing a treatment option that will target an area previously treated with radiation while having a low impact on quality of life can be a difficult decision.

At Columbus CyberKnife, our retreatment approach involves multidisciplinary collaboration between doctors and specialists to determine optimal treatment options. A patient’s diagnosis, disease pattern and medical history are evaluated to help decide the best plan for retreatment specific to the patient’s individual needs.

Columbus CyberKnife uses CyberKnife® technology to treat primary and secondary tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery, an advanced radiation therapy technique that does not require anesthesia, incisions or a prolonged recovery period. Treatment is completed within five outpatient sessions, and patients typically return to their routines immediately following treatment.

Contact our center at (614) 898-8300 to find out if CyberKnife can be integrated into your treatment plan.

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.