Brain Tumors

CyberKnife robotic stereotactic radiosurgery painlessly delivers precise beams of high-dose radiation to brain tumors and lesions, without incisions, hospitalization, or long recovery time. CyberKnife is a non-invasive, frameless treatment and can be used for brain tumors that are considered inoperable because of their location in the head. For those patients who cannot undergo brain cancer surgery due to their poor medical condition or who refuse surgery, CyberKnife may be the right option. The CyberKnife System also can treat benign, or non-cancerous, tumors and other conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)

Brain Tumor Types

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Gangliocytoma
  • Germinoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Glomus Tumors
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurocytoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Parotid SCCA
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Treatment Comparison

CyberKnife

  • Noninvasive, no incisions
  • No anesthesia or hospitalization required
  • Painless
  • Five or fewer outpatient treatment sessions
  • Little to no recovery time
  • Allows for an immediate return to daily activities
  • Minimal, if any, side effects due to pinpoint precision of high-dose radiation delivery
  • Minimal radiation exposure to healthy tissue surrounding a tumor
  • Targets Individual Tumors

Conventional Radiation

  • Daily outpatient treatment over several weeks
  • Historical standard of care to treat the whole or partial brain
  • May cause memory problems and difficulty with calculations

Surgery

  • Can be standard of care for primary brain tumors
  • Requires hospitalization

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