"Reaching this milestone in cancer care is a proud moment for our center," said Dr.
Reno CyberKnife treats malignant and benign tumors in the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney, prostate and eye with an advanced procedure called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The CyberKnife treats tumors with precisely targeted, high-dose radiation delivered in five or fewer treatments. No surgery is involved, so there are no incisions or sedation. Patients typically return to normal routines immediately following treatment.
Reno CyberKnife patient
"I never got sick, and I never experienced one bit of pain. I kept working on my daughter's backyard deck after each treatment," Ritchie said. "There are so many things they can do with the CyberKnife. It's amazing. I'm really hopeful it's used more in the future. I've been very happy with the results."
Clinical data has shown SBRT to be an effective treatment for inoperable and high-risk patients with primary or metastatic tumors, tumors located close to critical organs or those located in areas of the body that were previously irradiated.
More than one-fourth of Reno CyberKnife's patients are treated for lung cancer. That figure is expected to increase after a recent statement from the
Reno CyberKnife is a service of
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