What to Expect During Your CyberKnife Treatment
CyberKnife is a robotic technology that delivers stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors in the head, neck and body and certain medical conditions. Treatment procedures usually take about 30 ? 90 minutes depending on the complexity of your tumor.
Here are some steps to help you prepare:
- Get plenty of sleep the night before treatment
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Remove earrings and necklaces if they are in the area where your tumor will be treated
During treatment, you will lie still on a treatment table while the CyberKnife’s robotic arm moves around you delivering radiation to your tumor. CyberKnife procedures are painless and do not require surgery or sedation Sometimes patients take naps during their treatment sessions. Feel free to bring your iPod or favorite music CDs with you, and we can play them for you during your treatment.
Most patients go home right after CyberKnife treatment and immediately resume normal activities. There may be side effects, such as fatigue, but these are usually minor and temporary.
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.