If you think robots and artificial intelligence (AI) cannot save your life in the fight against prostate cancer, think again.
Robotics and AI are on the forefront of medical treatments for prostate cancer – especially with CyberKnife – a state-of-the art, noninvasive radiation treatment system for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
The CyberKnife System is the first and only fully robotic radiotherapy device,” according to Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife.
CyberKnife uses image-guided robotic technology to deliver targeted radiation called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) directly to the cancer or tumor without harming healthy tissue.
Plus, the CyberKnife has “an integrated, AI-driven real-time motion synchronization.” In other words, CyberKnife’s technology is designed to move with the patient – delivering precise, sub-millimeter accurate doses of radiation to the cancer site while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
“Patients need not worry about staying absolutely still and require no restraining devices or breath holding. Patients don’t even need anesthesia—the treatment is painless—and can eat and drink whatever they want before treatment,” according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
“CyberKnife is the most sophisticated and refined way to treat most tumors,” Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami says on CyberKnife Miami’s YouTube Channel.
CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer
CyberKnife Miami has been treating prostate cancer patients in South Florida and around the world for more than two decades.
“I feel it is my mission to try to help patients understand that cancer is not a death sentence. We have many weapons to help battle this disease and CyberKnife is one of the most powerful,” Dr. Pomper says.
CyberKnife alone can treat prostate cancer, especially if it is low grade and localized to the prostate. For early prostate cancers, the cure rate with CyberKnife is about 98%, and CyberKnife treatment has lower risks of long-term side effects including incontinence or erectile disfunction when compared to traditional radiation and surgical options.
Plus, CyberKnife treatments take less time than other forms of radiation. In fact, instead of spending months getting 40 plus radiation treatments, with CyberKnife, five treatments are most often required because of its high-dose, pinpointed delivery system. Here are other advantages of treating prostate cancer with CyberKnife:
- It is noninvasive.
- There are no risks of infection or lengthy periods of downtime like there are with surgery.
- Treatments are outpatient and last about 30 minutes.
- Side effects are minimal and may include fatigue and minor urinary symptoms.
- Patients can be treated with CyberKnife even if they have been treated with radiation before.
- CyberKnife can also be used in combination with hormone therapy for cancers that have grown beyond the prostate.
“If your doctor tells you, it is not for you, go to a CyberKnife center and get a second opinion. It may not be the best treatment for you, but most of the time it is. CyberKnife is the most effective, safest, and quickest way to treat prostate cancer so you can put it behind you and get on with your life,” Dr. Pomper advises.
CyberKnife Treatment for Prostate Cancer in South Florida
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we treat prostate cancer patients every day, which is why we are among the most experienced prostate cancer treatment centers in the country.
If you would like to find out more about prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our prostate cancer website now for more information www.prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com.