Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center offers new hope to cancer patients, as the first and only Anchorage cancer center to provide CyberKnife SBRT/SABR/SRS treatments.
The CyberKnife System was approved by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. Unlike conventional external radiation therapies that take weeks or months to complete, CyberKnife treatments at our cancer center in Anchorage are completed in one to five days, with minimal to no side effects.
With the CyberKnife System, sub-millimeter beams of radiation are delivered directly and precisely to the tumor, while minimizing the damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. There is generally no need for anesthesia, incisions or injections.
Conventional external radiation therapy systems deliver radiation in a broad swath, which not only impacts the cancerous tumor, but also the healthy tissue around it, resulting in severe short- and long-term side effects. These treatment systems also are not designed to address movement of the tumor during treatment, caused by breathing and other involuntary bodily functions.
The CyberKnife System addresses these conventional radiation limitations by using its robotic arm to deliver small beams of targeted radiation directly to the tumor, from virtually any angle around the patient. And, the CyberKnife System can adjust in real-time to compensate for the movement of the tumor or surrounding organs during treatment.
Of all the cancer centers in Anchorage, at Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center, you can be confident that you are receiving the most advanced SBRT/SRS treatments available.
Benefits of our CyberKnife system include:
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