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A male patient lays on a table in the Cyberknife Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital awaiting treatment.
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
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Washington, DC 20007

CyberKnife®, also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), is non-surgical, highly precise, targeted radiation, with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

CyberKnife treats prostate cancer in just 5 treatments versus 40.

Unlike conventional prostate radiation therapy that can take up to 40 sessions, CyberKnife treats prostate cancer in only five treatments. CyberKnife is extremely accurate and painless. CyberKnife treatment causes minimal side effects and requires virtually no recovery time.

 What does this mean for you? You can get back to your normal life almost immediately. With CyberKnife, get treated for prostate cancer while maintaining your regular lifestyle.

In addition, CyberKnife can be used in conjunction with conventional radiation for men with high-risk prostate cancer.

How does CyberKnife treat prostate cancer?

CyberKnife uses a combination of robotics, image guidance systems and computers to deliver highly concentrated doses of radiation to the prostate while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. CyberKnife that adjusts for patient or tumor movement during treatment (intrafraction motion), making it especially suitable for the prostate and convenient for you.

CyberKnife can treat tumors anywhere in the body.

CyberKnife can treat tumors almost anywhere in the body including the lung, breast, brain/spine, head/neck, and GI tract. CyberKnife can treat inoperable tumors or those tumors that may be in hard to reach places. Because CyberKnife is painless, precise, and has minimal side-effects, it can be a great alternative to surgery.

Why choose MedStar Georgetown University Hospital?

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was the first hospital on the East Coast to offer the CyberKnife technology. Our team is among the world’s most experienced CyberKnife sites having treated nearly 2,000 patients with prostate cancer and performed more than 30,000 CyberKnife treatments in total. Count on our board-certified specialists to provide the comprehensive and personalized care necessary to determine the best treatment for your needs.

Patient Stories

CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer: Ask Dr. Sean Collins

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Radiation Oncologist Sean Collins, MD, PhD, is director of the CyberKnife Prostate Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In this video, Dr. Collins answers commonly asked questions about CyberKnife for prostate cancer.

 

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