Prostate Cancer: Only 5 Treatments vs. 40

We know how important it is to get you back to work. Our treatments typically take 15-20 minutes with no recovery time required.

Key Benefits:

  • No anesthesia or hospitalization required
  • Painless treatment
  • Only 5 out-patient treatments needed, compared to the 40 with conventional radiation therapy
  • Non-invasive treatment, little to no recovery time and less time away from work and family
  • High-dose radiation delivered to the tumor, minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue

 

 

Treatment Options

Why CyberKnife?

The CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system is a widely used form of nonsurgical prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes that enough clinical evidence exists so that SBRT should be considered an appropriate alternative for select patients with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

CyberKnife is an advanced technology that delivers a specialized form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery, or stereotactic body radiation therapy. It is comprised of a compact linear accelerator, a machine that generates a radiation beam, attached to a highly maneuverable robotic arm.

CyberKnife features a device that controls the width of the radiation beams the machine delivers during treatment, allowing our clinical experts to vary the beam size and treat a larger variety of tumors throughout the body.

During CyberKnife procedures, patients will lie on a treatment table while the machine’s robotic arm moves around their body delivering high doses of radiation directly to their tumor with pinpoint precision. The cumulative dose of radiation delivered by the CyberKnife kills tumor cells while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

Most treatment sessions typically last 30 – 90 minutes depending on the size, shape and location of your tumor.

Other Cancers Treated:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Tumors
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Liver Tumors
  • Lung Tumors
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Ocular/Orbital Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Why TrueBeam?

The TrueBeam STx system is a widely used form of nonsurgical prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes that enough clinical evidence exists so that SBRT should be considered an appropriate alternative for select patients with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. TrueBeam STx uses continual image guidance technology and computer-controlled robotic mobility. The TrueBeam STx system automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real time throughout the treatment. This enables the TrueBeam STx to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision to the prostate and to minimize radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.

The TrueBeam is an advanced technology that delivers a specialized form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery, or stereotactic body radiation therapy. Capable of “shaping” the radiation beams delivered during treatment, TrueBeam allows our clinical experts to vary the beam size and treat a larger variety of tumors throughout the body.

During TrueBeam procedures, patients lie on a treatment table while the machine rotates around them, delivering high doses of radiation aimed directly at their tumor and sculpted to match the 3D shape of the tumor. The cumulative dose of radiation delivered by the TrueBeam kills tumor cells while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

Most treatment sessions typically last 15 – 20 minutes depending on the size, shape and location of the tumor. These sessions last about one-third of the time that previous machines took to deliver the same dose of radiation, offering improved patient comfort and improved safety.

Other Cancers Treated:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Liver Tumors
  • Lung Tumors
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Ocular/Orbital Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

 

 

 

Talk To A Team Member

Contact our prostate specialist by the form below. We will reply to you within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

CyberKnife Center of Chicago

(331) 221-2050

177 East Brush Hill
Road Elmhurst, IL 60126

Illinois CyberKnife

(847) 723-0100

1700 Luther Lane, Suite 1110
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Rush RadioSurgery

(312) 942-4600

500 South Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612