Inoperable brain tumor treatment options with Cyberknife Radio Surgery

Question: Can Inoperable Brain Tumors be cured? Answer: Definitely. In most cases where treatment of brain tumors is not possible alternative and more effective treatments are available in radiosurgery. Especially Cyberknife brain cancer treatment highly effective solution in such situations. What are Inoperable Brain Tumors? Those tumors of the brain that are critically located and…

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CyberKnife Effectively Treats Brain Cancer Without Surgery

Bain cancer is among the scariest and being diagnosed with this disease can be quite traumatic. However, with the progress in modern technology, several successful treatment options have been discovered. 68% of more than 77,500 people who will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year, will not be cancerous but benign. In case…

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Next Generation Cyberknife Machine in India

BLK Super specialty hospital in New Delhi, India boasts of one of the few next generation CyberKnife machines in Asia. It was the first machine to be installed in India. Cyberknife treatment is the next generation solution for cancer treatment. It cost lesser than the old traditional treatment methods in some cases and with lesser…

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Internal radiation therapy

Internal radiation therapy The radiation delivered from radiation sources namely radioactive material placed inside or on the body is known as internal radiation therapy. Brachytherapy techniques are commonly used in cancer treatment. A radiation source placed within tumor tissue namely within a prostate tumor is known as Interstitial brachytherapy. A source placed within a surgical…

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Stereotactic radiosurgery and Sterotactic body radiation therapy

Stereotactic radiosurgery: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be used to deliver one or more than one high dose radiation to small tumors. Highly accurate image-guided tumor targeting and patient positioning is used in SRS. High dose can be given without causing harm to normal tissue. SRS can be used on tumors with properly defined edges. It…

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Systemic radiation therapy

Systemic radiation therapy A patient ingests or takes an injection of a radioactive substance such as radioactive iodine or radioactive substance attached to a monoclonal antibody, in systemic radiation therapy. Radioactive iodine (131I) is a kind of systemic radiation therapy generally used in the treatment of thyroid cancer. Thyroid cells naturally take up radioactive iodine….

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Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy Proton beams and photon beams are used to deliver external –beam radiation therapy. Protons are charged particles. The manner in which photons deposit energy in living tissues is different for proton beams from photon beams. Protons deposit greater part of their energy at the end of their path, known as Bragg peak, whereas…

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Tomotherapy and External-beam radiation therapy

Tomotherapy Tomotherapy is a kind of image guided IMRT. A tomotherapy machine is a mix of a CT imaging scanner and an external-beam radiation therapy machine. The portion of the machine that imparts the radiation for treatment and imaging both can rotate around the patient in a manner similar to CT scanner. CT Images of…

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