Cyberknife offering state of the art radiation therapy

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by JANE MCCARTHY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 2:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- In 2013 Medicare approved stereotactic radio surgery with the Cyberknife for prostate cancer patients.

According to doctors with Spokane Cyberknife this is beneficial to patients because typical radiation therapy is usually delivered over eight or nine weeks where as Cyberknife can deliver the treatment in just five days.

Cyberknife is a curative treatment. It can be used on patients who have had prior radiation treatments that did not work.

The Cyberknife technology is a form of radiation therapy delivered in very high doses and to very precise areas. This form of radiation therapy generally treats patients in five days or less rather than over weeks.

Spokane Cyberknife also offers several other different types of treatment including chemotherapy services, all forms of radiation oncology not only with the Cyberknife but also standard radiation therapy with a machine called the True Beam. They also offer massage therapy, dietary and nutritional services.
 

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