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Benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer Drive Continued Adoption
Date:2/5/2010

s prior and given the location of the cancer close to sensitive, vital structures in her chest, her thoracic surgeon suggested CyberKnife radiosurgery. Because of its extreme precision, the CyberKnife System is able to focus the radiation delivery on the tumor and avoid surrounding healthy tissue, meaning Judith was a candidate despite having previous radiation. Judith's CyberKnife treatment was completed in four outpatient sessions. She was able to resume her daily activities after each treatment and got back to work right away. Nearly three years later Judith is doing well and has had no recurrences.  

"The first time round, it was an eight month period of my life spent at the cancer center, so the second time, when I had the option to do four treatments over two weeks and be done, it was a no brainer," said Judith. "With the CyberKnife there was no downtime and I didn't experience any side effects. During the treatments I just lay comfortably on the treatment table and was able to watch the animal channel on a TV in the ceiling. It was a piece of cake compared to what I had been through already."

To view a brief interview with Judith, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/cyberknifeckcam.

About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with
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