Conditions Treated

Treatment Areas

CyberKnife® treats several different types of malignant and benign tumors and lesions, as well as certain other medical conditions, in virtually any area of the body.

Conditions treated include:

Vascular malformations - an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine. While normal blood vessels carry blood with oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, vascular malformations carry blood without nutrients.

Bone metastases - bone metastases occur when cancer cells from a primary cancer tumor spread to bone.

Brain tumors

Acoustic Neuroma - a benign, slow-growing tumor type, acoustic neuromas affect the seventh and eighth cranial nerves in a part of the brain known as the cerebellar-pontine angle (CPA.) The eighth cranial nerve has two parts – the cochlear nerve that transmits sound between the inner ear and the brainstem, and the vestibular nerve that helps provide balance.

Brain metastases - brain metastases develop from cancer cells that spread from another cancerous tumor in the body, usually through the bloodstream.

Gliomas - a class of tumor that develops from glial cells in the brain that support and protect neurons. The following are types of gliomas:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Meningioma - though classified as brain tumors, meningiomas are located on the brain surface rather than within brain tissue. They are believed to grow from the meningeal layer of membranes between the skull and the brain.
  • Pituitary adenoma - located at the base of the skull, the pituitary gland serves as the body’s control center for hormones. Pituitary adenomas are slow growing, benign tumors within the gland.

 

Kidney Tumors

Liver Tumors

Lung Tumors

Ocular / Orbital Tumors - cancer of the eye, or ocular cancer, can affect different parts of the eye, including the retina, iris and optic nerve. Uveal melanoma is the leading primary eye cancer in adults.

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Spinal Tumors

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) -  a nerve disorder that can cause intense pain on either side of the face. The pain can be triggered when cold air touches specific facial areas or with movements like chewing, talking or swallowing. The disorder occurs in the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve that controls sensation in the face.

Some patients may not be candidates for CyberKnife treatment. Many factors are considered when determining the best treatment for your individual diagnosis, so please consult with your physician.