Brain metastases (mets) form when cancer spreads to the brain from other parts of the body. Whole-brain radiation and surgery may not be ideal because of the sensitive structures in the brain. That's why you need an effective treatment option that won't affect your healthy brain tissue.
CyberKnife is a nonsurgical procedure that is clinically proven to treat brain metastases without the side effects of surgery and whole-brain radiation. Using multiple x-ray cameras and robotic technology delivers radiation to benign and cancerous brain tumors with the highest level of precision while sparing healthy brain tissue—and your quality of life.
When you choose this treatment at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, you can be confident that you're receiving the most advanced treatment for metastatic tumors in the brain from the nation's top CyberKnife experts.
For a physician referral or to find out if you're a candidate for this treatment, please call us.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Benefits of CyberKnife
Unmatched accuracy. It treats benign and cancerous tumors in the brain from more than 1,400 angles while preserving healthy tissue.
Reduced cognitive impact. It is more precise than whole-brain radiation, so you're less likely to experience cognitive side effects, like memory loss.
No hospital stay. This therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure and doesn't require hospitalization.K
Painless and safe. This therapy is non-surgical so you won't need to worry about the side effects associated with anesthesia, blood loss, or incisions.
Faster treatment completion. One to five sessions are completed in one to two weeks.
Excellent outcomes. Clinical studies demonstrate that this therapy is highly effective at treating benign and cancerous lesions within the brain
Is CyberKnife right for you?
Depending on your diagnosis, this therapy may be your best brain metastases treatment option—or an excellent supplement to other treatments. No cases are the same, so it's important to talk to your doctor about what will for you. CyberKnife is commonly used to treat:
- Brain metastases
- Brain tumors that are inoperable
- Benign tumors causing symptoms such as pituitary adenomas
- Tumors near sensitive brain structures that affect motor control, hearing, vision, and touch
- Patients who have already received whole-brain radiation
- Trigeminal Neuralgia