Metastatic Cancer Treatment

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Metastatic Cancer Treatment in Columbus

At Columbus CyberKnife, we understand the multiple challenges that come with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer. Facing this condition can be overwhelming, filled with uncertainty and emotional stress.

At Columbus CyberKnife, we provide advanced metastatic cancer treatment, combining the CyberKnife technology with a personalized approach to care, ensuring that each patient feels supported and valued throughout their treatment.

Understanding Metastatic Cancer

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancer cells spread from their original location (the primary site) to other parts of the body, forming new tumors. This process, known as metastasis, can happen through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream, allowing cancer cells to invade new areas and grow​.

Metastasis begins when cancer cells break away from the original tumor and move through the body via blood vessels or lymph nodes. Factors that can trigger this include a weakened immune system, hypoxia (lack of oxygen in tissues), lactic acidosis, and autophagy​​.

Common risk factors for the primary cancer that can lead to metastasis include aging, tobacco and alcohol use, exposure to radiation, obesity, certain viral infections like HPV, and exposure to harmful chemicals​.

The symptoms of metastatic cancer vary depending on where the new tumors form. For example, metastases in the bones can cause pain and fractures; in the brain, they might lead to headaches, dizziness, or seizures; when the liver is affected, symptoms could include jaundice or a swollen belly; and lung metastases often cause shortness of breath​.

These symptoms occur because the metastatic tumors start to interfere with the normal functions of affected organs​.

What is the CyberKnife?

The CyberKnife system is a state-of-the-art technology offering a non-invasive alternative to traditional cancer treatment methods.

Unlike conventional radiation therapy that often requires numerous sessions over weeks, the CyberKnife uses advanced robotics and precise computer guidance to deliver high-dose radiation directly to the tumor site.

This targeted approach allows for the treatment to be completed in fewer sessions, with minimized side effects, making it an optimal choice for those battling metastatic cancer.

Benefits of the CyberKnife for Metastatic Cancer Treatment

  • Precision and Accuracy: The CyberKnife is a pioneering robotic radiation system that uses real-time imaging and motion synchronization to adjust to patient movement. This ensures precise radiation delivery to the tumor while sparing healthy surrounding tissues.
  • Flexibility Across Conditions: The CyberKnife can treat both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in various parts of the body, including the prostate, lungs, brain, and spine. This makes it a valuable tool for treating metastatic cancer, where tumors may spread to different locations.
  • Enhanced Patient Comfort: The CyberKnife allows patients to receive treatment in a comfortable position without the need for immobilization or anesthesia, making the experience as stress-free as possible.
  • Fewer Treatment Sessions: The CyberKnife can achieve the desired therapeutic effect in just one to five sessions, compared to weeks of traditional treatment. This reduces treatment time, offering less disruption to daily life and a faster return to normal activities.
  • Minimized Side Effects and Recovery Time: With its precision, the CyberKnife results in fewer side effects compared to traditional radiation therapy. By minimizing damage to healthy tissues, patients experience less fatigue and other side effects, maintaining a higher quality of life during and after treatment.

Schedule a Consultation Now

At Columbus CyberKnife, our commitment extends beyond just providing leading-edge treatments. We strive to be a partner in your cancer journey, offering support and guidance tailored to your unique needs.

If you or a loved one is facing metastatic cancer, reach out to us and discover how CyberKnife treatment in Columbus can make a difference in your cancer care. 


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Approximately 15% of all new cancer cases are diagnosed as metastatic.

5 years

Most tumors that metastasize do so within five years after the primary tumor has been detected.