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TREATMENT PROCESS FOR HEAD & NECK CANCER

Our CyberKnife System improves on other radiosurgery techniques with its extreme precision, which eliminates the need for painful and invasive stereotactic head frames to be attached to a patient’s head with screws or bolts. Instead, our patients are custom-fitted with soft, mesh masks to help position and stabilize the head during treatment.

During treatment, a patient will lay on the treatment table, wearing the mask, and our CyberKnife System will leverage its unique robotic design to treat head and neck tumors from virtually any angle. With sophisticated software and imaging capabilities, the CyberKnife System can pinpoint a tumor’s exact location, in real time, to ensure that the high dose of radiation is delivered directly to the tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy, sparing healthy surrounding tissue.

Head and neck cancer patients require only one to five short, pain-free treatment sessions, delivered on an outpatient basis. The precision of the treatment minimizes side effects, which allows patients to continue their normal daily routine during treatment.

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