Radiation Oncology at UH Offers CyberKnife®, a Standard of Excellence in Cancer Treatment
The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center offers CyberKnife®, a non-invasive alternative to traditional open cancer surgery or radiation therapy.
University Hospitals is the first and only hospital in northeast Ohio to offer the newest generation CyberKnife® treatments for cancer. With CyberKnife®, the multiple highly focused beams give a high dose of radiation to a specific site while sparing the normal, healthy tissue.
Nationally Recognized Cancer Protocols
Experts at the Department of Radiation Oncology at UH offer a nationally recognized CyberKnife® protocol for treating gynecological cancer, as well as genitourinary cancer.
UH is one of the only sites in the nation that has an active kidney cancer protocol using CyberKnife® technology.
New Hope for Cancer Treatment
CyberKnife® uses image-guided cancer treatment technology to provide patients with the highest accuracy and precision therapy for improved outcomes. Targeting tumors anywhere in the body, CyberKnife® gives new hope to certain patients, particularly those with smaller tumors.
CyberKnife® advanced technology is virtually pain-free and non-invasive. Treatments are delivered in one to five sessions for most patients.
Cancers We Treat
While CyberKnife® is not applicable for all tumors, it is used as indicated by physicians at the Department of Radiation Oncology for several types of cancer, including:
CyberKnife® Patient Support Group
The CyberKnife® Patient Support Group is an educational and compassionate organization founded and managed by former CyberKnife® patients. The Patient Support Group provides a much-needed supportive environment to patients undergoing CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery.
This national organization patient support group offers regular meetings, online patient and doctor message boards, CyberKnife® information and other resources to help our patients and their families.