Head and Neck Tumor Treatment Options

Overview

Spokane CyberKnife head and neck cancer treatments are non-surgical and performed on an outpatient basis.

Head and Neck tumor radiation treatment at Spokane CyberKnifeTreatments are delivered with sub-millimeter accuracy once per day for up to five days and without the requirement of the rigid head-frame that is screwed to the patient’s skull, as is with the Gamma Knife. Most patients experience minimal to no side effects with a quick recovery time.

CyberKnife is the most advanced non-invasive treatment technology for destroying Head and Neck Tumors with radiation in the most progressive form called Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS).

CyberKnife is unique in that it is the only dedicated robotic radiosurgery system that tracks a tumor’s true location in real-time throughout treatment and continually adjusts for even the slightest movement. This makes a stereotactic frame unnecessary. CyberKnife delivers an ablative dose to the head and neck tumor with sub-millimeter accuracy. With minimal exposure of normal tissue, patients can experience limited to no side effects and immediate return to normal activities, even on the days of treatment. CyberKnife treatments are short and painless and are completed once per day for 1 to 5 days.

Head and Neck Tumors CyberKnife Treats

  • Inoperable Head and Neck Tumors
  • Recurrent Head and Neck Tumors that have had previous radiation
  • Shrinking Tumors for Less Radical Surgeries
  • Destroying Radiation Resistant Tumors
  • For Patients that Refuse Surgery
  • For Patients that cannot have surgery Due to their condition(s)

What Sets CyberKnife Apart?

  • Frameless Non-Invasive Treatment
  • Unique Robotic Design
  • <1 MM Accuracy
  • Flexible Treatment Options 1-5 Fractions