Can CyberKnife Treatment Be Used for Colon Cancer?
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My 79-year-old mother-in-law has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. I have been reading about the CyberKnife cancer treatment (there is one actually two hours away from us here in Danville, Va.) and I am wondering if this is a treatment for colon cancer. In my research I have not really read that it may or may not be. It simply isn't addressed as a treatment for colon cancer.
CyberKnife is a specialized type of radiosurgery that uses precise, highly focused beams of radiation to accurately deliver radiation to a specific portion of the body. Typically, this technique has been used in treatment of brain tumors, or possibly liver and lung tumors.
CyberKnife is not used for treatment of colon cancer. The primary treatment of localized colon cancer is surgery along with possible chemotherapy. In cases where the colon cancer has spread, the diffuse nature of the disease does not allow for localized treatment with CyberKnife.
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