by | Jan 31, 2018 | Prostate Cancer

If you have a prostate cancer diagnosis, know that you have treatment options.

More than 160,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men behind skin cancer. Early detection is key.

At CyberKnife Center of Miami we have many men who come to us for a prostate consultation and tell us that they’ve never heard about CyberKnife Radiosurgery and the men who have heard about CyberKnife usually hear about it from a friend, advertisements or searching the Internet. Their doctors who are usually Urologists or Oncologists generally talk to them about standard radiation, surgery (prostatectomy), or watchful waiting, but rarely do they talk about CyberKnife.

If you have a prostate cancer diagnosis, know that CyberKnife has been a well-kept secret but is now proving to be one of the best treatment options for prostate cancer. In fact, data from a recent study of 230 men with low-risk prostate cancer showed 98.4 percent had local disease control 10 years after treatment with the CyberKnife System. 

CyberKnife is the most advanced radiosurgery technique available for the treatment of prostate cancer. Using image-guided robotics, the CyberKnife can precisely and non-invasively dissolve tumors and other lesions with multiple beams of high-energy radiation, while sparing the normal healthy tissue surrounding the tumor or lesion. This revolutionary treatment has helped save many lives while maintaining patients’ quality of life.

The Benefits of CyberKnife

The benefits of radiosurgery with the CyberKnife far outweigh any potential risks, which are minimal. CyberKnife treatment is:

Completely Non-Invasive

The name “CyberKnife” is a misnomer of sorts. Why? Because it’s not a knife at all, and there’s absolutely no cutting involved. In fact, CyberKnife is a painless radiation treatment that may be an alternative to open surgery in many cases.

Painless with Few to No Side Effects

You can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. Some patients may experience minimal general side effects, such as fatigue, nausea or headaches but those often go away within the first week or two after treatment.

Cost-Effective and Quick

CyberKnife is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia. Each treatment typically lasts only 30 to 90 minutes.

Fewer Treatments than Standard Radiation

Thanks to its remarkable clinical accuracy, the CyberKnife treats prostate cancer in 5 treatments over 10 days, unlike the low doses of conventional radiation therapy that require 40-45 treatments over the course of 2-3 months.


Cyberknife uses missile-guided radiation technology to target tumors with pinpoint accuracy, delivering radiation directly to the tumor, while leaving healthy surrounding tissue untouched. Because of this missile technology, CyberKnife can track the tumor even when a patient moves or breathes, all without the use of restrictive and uncomfortable immobilization devices.

Highly Successful

Recent studies comparing the CyberKnife Radiosurgery to other modalities such as IMRT, LDR, HDR, Proton therapy and traditional surgery have shown that CyberKnife Radiosurgery is as effective in the treatment of prostate cancer, with only five treatments, and has fewer side effects than other modalities.

We invite you to visit our Patient Success Stories section and Published Articles in the News section on  our website at prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com to learn more about proven studies that show the efficacy of CyberKnife for prostate cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is most important to know your treatment options before making your decision. The Doctors at CyberKnife Miami are board-certified, radiation oncologists who will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case and the benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery. Contact our office today 305-279-2900 or visit us at prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com