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All you need to know about CyberKnife cancer treatment

Kenya has commissioned the first CyberKnife equipment at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH).

Leaders including President William Ruto who commissioned it said the it was a major milestone towards curbing the cancer menace in Kenya and the region.

What is CyberKnife?

Cyberknife- cutting-edge technology in cancer treatment, is transforming the way doctors treat patients with various types of cancer. It is a non-invasive, robotic radiosurgery system that delivers high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to tumors anywhere in the body, while sparing healthy tissue.

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Doctors are hailing it as a game-changer in the field of cancer treatment, as it provides a less-invasive, less-painful and more effective alternative to traditional surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Cancer being the third leading cause of death in Kenya according to research, the CyberKnife treatment which delivers radiation therapy with precision to cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. This, according to medical experts, will offer an alternative to convention cancer treatment.

The CyberKnife system uses a combination of advanced robotics, computer software, and real-time imaging to deliver highly precise and targeted doses of radiation to cancer cells. The system’s robotic arm can move around the patient’s body, delivering radiation to the tumor from any angle, while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.

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This allows doctors to treat tumors that were previously considered untreatable, such as those located close to vital organs, like the brain, spine, liver, or pancreas. The CyberKnife system is also used to treat early-stage prostate cancer, lung cancer, and other cancers.

CyberKnife is a game-changer because it allows doctors to deliver high doses of radiation with unprecedented accuracy, while sparing normal tissues. This means that patients can receive highly effective treatments with fewer side effects, and in fewer sessions.”

The CyberKnife system is not only changing the way doctors treat cancer, but it is also changing the lives of patients who have been diagnosed with this devastating disease. With its precision, accuracy, and non-invasive approach, the CyberKnife system is giving hope to patients who may have had few options before.

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