Maintaining Quality of Life During Cancer Treatment

Whether it’s you or a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, making a treatment decision can feel like an overwhelming experience. While eradicating or controlling the disease is a main priority, other factors such as maintaining quality of life during and after treatment may also be a concern for some patients.

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment methods such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can have certain side effects including fatigue, pain and stress that may keep a patient from their regular activities.

However, thanks to advancements made in treating and managing cancer, there are treatments available that may reduce these types of side effects and make it possible for patients to have minimal interruption to their normal activities.

Oklahoma CyberKnife treats various types of malignant and benign tumors with CyberKnife® technology, an advanced radiosurgery system that noninvasively and painlessly delivers stereotactic body radiation therapy to cancerous and benign tumors in the head and throughout the body.

CyberKnife treatment can help minimize impact on overall quality of life by reducing recovery and treatment time while allowing patients to maintain their daily routines. Unlike some treatment methods that may last weeks or months, CyberKnife treatments are completed in fewer than five outpatient sessions that last 30 to 90 minutes.

Click here to learn more about the advantages of CyberKnife that differentiate it from other treatment methods.

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.