Kidney Cancer Treatment | Phoenix CyberKnife Center

KIDNEY CANCER

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Overview

The Phoenix CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center is the first cancer center of its kind, offering the CyberKnife System as an effective alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of kidney cancer. CyberKnife is a non-invasive treatment that uses high doses of radiation targeted directly at the tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy. With CyberKnife, our team of doctors and radiation oncologists can treat kidney cancer on an outpatient basis with increased success.

Some question the effectiveness of radiation therapy due to the unexpected movements of a kidney tumor. However, the CyberKnife System is the only radiotherapy system that is able to track the location and movement of the tumor in real time, giving new hope to patients who want to avoid surgery or whose tumors have been deemed inoperable.

Benefits of CyberKnife include:

  • Pinpoint accuracy, minimizing exposure to surrounding organs, tissues, and nerves.
  • Real-time imaging and motion-tracking technology to ensure sub-millimeter accuracy.
  • Non-invasive alternative to surgery, improving recovery time.
  • Outpatient treatment - There is no hospital stay, which allows the patient to carry on with his or her daily life.
  • Completed in 1 to 5 treatment sessions in less than one week.

How It Works

Due to the kidney’s location in the body, near the bowel and lungs, there is constant movement from regular bodily functions, including breathing and the passing of gas. Most other radiation therapy solutions require the patient to wear uncomfortable braces and devices to help stabilize the body as much as possible during treatment. Even still, there is the possibility that the tumor does not receive as much of the radiation as it should, which can pose a risk to surrounding organs and tissues.

Fortunately, the CyberKnife System challenges conventional radiation therapy with its advanced technology and robotic design. With enhanced image guidance and tumor-tracking software, CyberKnife can target the exact location of the tumor and adjust to its movements during treatment. CyberKnife’s ability to track the tumor minimizes radiation exposure to other organs, tissues, and nerves, and it ensures that the tumor receives high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy. The patient is also more comfortable during treatment with CyberKnife since no stabilization hardware is required.

With treatment at Phoenix CyberKnife, you can rest assured that our team of cancer specialists will evaluate and treat your unique condition. After completing a CT scan, the tumor images will be uploaded into the CyberKnife System so a customized plan can be designed just for you.

During treatment, you will lie down comfortably and relax while the CyberKnife System’s robotic arm rotates around you, delivering high doses of radiation at the tumor from multiple angles. Your treatment will be completed within 1 to 5 daily sessions, after which you can carry on with your normal daily activities.

The Best Treatment

CyberKnife is one of many treatment options for kidney cancer patients. The best treatment option will depend on many different factors, including the type of kidney cancer you have and your cancer stage. Most kidney cancer cases fall into one of two categories:

  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Transitional cell carcinoma

The best chance for successful treatment is an early diagnosis. Tumors that are detected early typically respond well to today’s available treatments.

That being said, even more aggressive or metastatic cancers can be treated with the many different treatment options that have become available in recent years. According to the National Cancer Institute, survival rates for kidney cancer have shown improvement every year since 2001.

If you’ve explored and received other treatments for kidney cancer with little success, contact us here at Phoenix CyberKnife to find out if the CyberKnife System is an option for you. Our team will work closely with you to determine which treatment plan is best for your unique condition.

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Patient Testimonials

OVERVIEW

The Phoenix CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center is the first cancer center of its kind, offering the CyberKnife System as an effective alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of kidney cancer. CyberKnife is a non-invasive treatment that uses high doses of radiation targeted directly at the tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy. With CyberKnife, our team of doctors and radiation oncologists can treat kidney cancer on an outpatient basis with increased success.

Some question the effectiveness of radiation therapy due to the unexpected movements of a kidney tumor. However, the CyberKnife System is the only radiotherapy system that is able to track the location and movement of the tumor in real time, giving new hope to patients who want to avoid surgery or whose tumors have been deemed inoperable.

Benefits of CyberKnife include:

Pinpoint accuracy, minimizing exposure to surrounding organs, tissues, and nerves.

Real-time imaging and motion-tracking technology to ensure sub-millimeter accuracy.

Non-invasive alternative to surgery, improving recovery time.

Outpatient treatment - There is no hospital stay, which allows the patient to carry on with his or her daily life.

Completed in 1 to 5 treatment sessions in less than one week.

How It Works

Due to the kidney’s location in the body, near the bowel and lungs, there is constant movement from regular bodily functions, including breathing and the passing of gas. Most other radiation therapy solutions require the patient to wear uncomfortable braces and devices to help stabilize the body as much as possible during treatment. Even still, there is the possibility that the tumor does not receive as much of the radiation as it should, which can pose a risk to surrounding organs and tissues.

Fortunately, the CyberKnife System challenges conventional radiation therapy with its advanced technology and robotic design. With enhanced image guidance and tumor-tracking software, CyberKnife can target the exact location of the tumor and adjust to its movements during treatment. CyberKnife’s ability to track the tumor minimizes radiation exposure to other organs, tissues, and nerves, and it ensures that the tumor receives high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy. The patient is also more comfortable during treatment with CyberKnife since no stabilization hardware is required.

With treatment at Phoenix CyberKnife, you can rest assured that our team of cancer specialists will evaluate and treat your unique condition. After completing a CT scan, the tumor images will be uploaded into the CyberKnife System so a customized plan can be designed just for you.

During treatment, you will lie down comfortably and relax while the CyberKnife System’s robotic arm rotates around you, delivering high doses of radiation at the tumor from multiple angles. Your treatment will be completed within 1 to 5 daily sessions, after which you can carry on with your normal daily activities.

The Best Treatment

CyberKnife is one of many treatment options for kidney cancer patients. The best treatment option will depend on many different factors, including the type of kidney cancer you have and your cancer stage. Most kidney cancer cases fall into one of two categories:

Renal cell carcinoma

Transitional cell carcinoma

The best chance for successful treatment is an early diagnosis. Tumors that are detected early typically respond well to today’s available treatments.

That being said, even more aggressive or metastatic cancers can be treated with the many different treatment options that have become available in recent years. According to the National Cancer Institute, survival rates for kidney cancer have shown improvement every year since 2001.

If you’ve explored and received other treatments for kidney cancer with little success, contact us here at Phoenix CyberKnife to find out if the CyberKnife System is an option for you. Our team will work closely with you to determine which treatment plan is best for your unique condition.

VIDEOS

Patient Education

Patient Testimonials