Lung cancer can be challenging to treat with traditional radiation because your lungs naturally move as you breathe. And surgery can be risky—or even impossible for some patients. But lung cancer is no match for CyberKnife therapy at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
Despite what its name suggests, this therapy is a nonsurgical procedure that eliminates tumors anywhere in the body. Using multiple x-ray cameras and robotic technology, it delivers high doses of concentrated radiation to unwelcome tumors from every possible angle—even as you breathe.
It's one of the most advanced and effective FDA-approved treatments for lung cancer, especially if your tumor is inoperable.
When you choose CyberKnife at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, you can be confident that you're receiving the most advanced treatment for lung cancer from the nation's top experts.
For a physician referral or to find out if you're a candidate for CyberKnife 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. CyberKnife destroys benign and cancerous tumors from more than 1,400 angle while ensuring healthy tissue remains untouched.
No breath-holding. Unlike traditional radiation, you can breathe freely because CyberKnife radiation beams follow the tumor as your chest rises and falls.
No hospital stay. CyberKnife therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you'll return home the same day as treatment.
No pain, anesthesia, or recovery time. CyberKnife is a non-invasive procedure, so you won't need to worry about blood loss, incisions, or medication.
Faster treatment completion. Three to five treatments are completed in about one week, whereas traditional radiation may require up to 40 visits.
Excellent outcomes. Proven results show CyberKnife is as effective at treating early-stage lung cancer as surgery and is superior to traditional radiation therapy.
Lung cancer patient John Ford's experience
After John Ford received his lung cancer diagnosis, he worked with a team of physicians including cardiologists and oncologists to plan the best approach for his care. His lung cancer was treated using CyberKnife technology by Dr. David Perry at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
Is CyberKnife right for you?
Depending on your diagnosis, CyberKnife may be your best treatment option — or an excellent supplement to other treatments. No two lung cancer cases are the same, so it's important to talk to your doctor to determine what will work best for you. You may be a good candidate for CyberKnife if:
- You have an early-state lung cancer diagnosis
- You are unable to have surgery due to other health conditions
- Your tumor is inoperable or hard-to-reach with traditional radiation