Although not necessarily fatal, benign brain tumors can pose issues for patients, particularly when a tumor begins to cause symptoms. Patients may experience fatigue, weakness, memory loss, vision problems and seizures, among other symptoms.
Common types of benign brain tumors include meningiomas, acoustic neuromas and pituitary adenomas. Patients who are diagnosed with these types of tumors have several treatment options. Those unwilling or unable to endure surgery for a benign brain tumor may consider stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife® as a treatment option.
Key benefits of CyberKnife include:
- Short treatment: One to five outpatient sessions.
- Painless: No surgery or overnight hospital stay required.
- Minimal side effects: Pinpoint radiation reduces exposure to surrounding brain tissue.
- Quick recovery: Most patients usually return to their normal routines after each treatment.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a benign or malignant brain tumor, contact our center to learn more about CyberKnife. Check out the American Brain Tumor Association or the National Brain Tumor Society for additional support and resources.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.