I recently found out about one of the newer technologies to treat
tumors of the brain and spine. I am very excited about this and
think it can help a lot of people. It is a stereotactic radiosurgery
system called Cyberknife (older radiosurgery was called
Gammaknife). Patients were treated with the Cyberknife beginning
in the early '90s at Stanford University and the Cyberknife technology
has been improved over the years. The Cyberknife system uses
the combination of a robotics and image guidance system to deliver
concentrated and accurate beams of radiation to tumors (even
tumors considered inoperable). It does not matter if you have
had radiation treatments previously. Because the Cyberknife is
non-invasive, it has significantly fewer complications than traditional
open surgery and can often achieve comparable or better outcomes.
I am very excited about this because I have been told that my
tumor is inoperable and this offers a treatment option if my
tumor grows. Presently, the Cyberknife neurosurgeon who has looked
at my reports says not to do anything right now as my tumor
is stable. But if there is any change, I am a great candidate
for this treatment.
Please take the time to look at the following
website links to see if this treatment is for you.
Cyberknife is available at
in Washington DC
Medical Center in Boulder, CO -- 303-938-5353
Stanford, CA -- 650-723-6329
Newport Beach, CA -- 949-588-5800
Univ. California San Francisco
The Cyberknife is also available
in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Dallas
Cyberknife is made by the Accuray company
which has some very good info on their site as well.
With love and prayers,