CyberKnife® for Metastatic Cancer
Metastatic tumors occur when cancer cells from the primary cancer spread to other areas of the body. The most common areas cancer cells spread to are the brain, lungs, liver and bones. When cancer spreads to another area, it has the same name and the same type as the original cancer. For example, renal cell cancer that has spread to the lung is called metastatic renal cell cancer, not lung cancer.
Treatment options for metastatic tumors include surgery, CyberKnife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and targeted therapies. The plan for treatment will depend on the type of primary cancer; the size, location, and number of metastatic tumors; age and general health; and previous treatments. Areas that have already had radiation therapy may be eligible for CyberKnife Radiosurgery. Treatment options mentioned may be given alone or with another treatment.