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Lung Cancer Treatment in Philadelphia

A lung cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You have questions, concerns, and a desire to make the best treatment choice for your well-being. We understand.

At Philadelphia CyberKnife, we’re here to empower you. We’ll provide the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions about your care.

What is Lung Cancer? 

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs, which are essential organs for breathing. It typically starts in the cells lining the bronchi and parts of the lung such as the bronchioles or alveoli.

There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer, each with distinct characteristics and treatment approaches. Early detection and treatment are crucial for managing lung cancer and improving outcomes.

Common Risk Factors for Lung Cancer

Understanding the common risk factors for lung cancer can help in identifying and potentially preventing the disease. Here are some of the key risk factors: 

  • Smoking: The leading cause of lung cancer, with the risk increasing with the number of cigarettes smoked and the duration of smoking.
  • Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke are also at increased risk. 
  • Radon Gas: A naturally occurring radioactive gas that can accumulate in homes and buildings, posing a risk when inhaled over long periods. 
  • Asbestos and Other Carcinogens: Occupational exposure to asbestos, arsenic, chromium, and other substances can increase lung cancer risk. 
  • Family History: Having a family member with lung cancer can elevate your risk of developing the disease. 
  • Air Pollution: Prolonged exposure to high levels of air pollution can contribute to lung cancer risk.
  • Personal History of Lung Disease: Conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can increase lung cancer risk.

The Impact of the CyberKnife System

The fight against lung cancer continues to be a significant challenge due to the difficulty of early detection. Symptoms often appear at advanced stages, leading to late diagnoses. However, the latest advancements in the CyberKnife technology offer new hope.

The CyberKnife excels in treating lung tumors, even those diagnosed at later stages. Its cutting-edge capability lies in real-time tracking and adjustment for both patient and tumor movement. This technology delivers precise radiation even within the constantly moving environment of the lungs, where breathing and other factors can cause significant movement. Traditional treatments often struggle with lung mobility, but the CyberKnife’s real-time tracking overcomes this challenge, ensuring accurate targeting of cancer cells.

With its advanced tracking, the CyberKnife administers targeted radiation directly to the tumor, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. This precision allows patients to maintain a higher quality of life during treatment, reducing side effects and enhancing overall outcomes.

Benefits of the CyberKnife System for Treating Lung Cancer

  • Precision Targeting: Unlike traditional radiation that bathes a larger area in radiation, the CyberKnife delivers high-dose radiation with pinpoint accuracy directly to the tumor. This minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs, reducing side effects and improving quality of life during treatment.
  • Real-Time Tracking: The CyberKnife system tracks both tumor and patient movement in real-time using advanced imaging technology. This allows it to adjust the radiation beam throughout treatment to ensure precise targeting even as the lungs move due to breathing.
  • Effective for Late-Stage Cancers: The CyberKnife is a viable treatment option for patients with lung cancer diagnosed at later stages, when surgery may not be suitable. Its ability to deliver high doses of radiation in fewer sessions makes it a good choice for patients who may not be able to tolerate a longer course of traditional radiation therapy.
  • Non-Invasive: The CyberKnife is a non-surgical treatment option. It requires no needles, incisions, or hospitalization, allowing patients to recover more quickly and resume daily activities with minimal disruption.
  • Fewer Treatment Sessions: The CyberKnife treatment typically requires only a few outpatient sessions, often completed within 1-2 weeks. This is a significant advantage compared to traditional radiation therapy, which can involve daily sessions for several weeks.

Why Trust Philadelphia CyberKnife

When it comes to treating lung cancer, Philadelphia CyberKnife offers a range of compelling advantages that set us apart and ensure you receive the highest standard of care:  

Experienced Oncologists: Our team of radiation oncologists is highly experienced in using the CyberKnife system for lung cancer treatment. You can trust their expertise and dedication to providing you with the best possible care. 

Comprehensive Diagnostic Capabilities: We offer comprehensive diagnostic services to accurately assess your lung cancer and develop the most effective treatment plan. Our thorough approach ensures that no detail is overlooked in your care. 

Holistic Patient Support: We understand that cancer treatment goes beyond just addressing the tumor. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to support your overall well-being during this time.

Take the First Step with Us

Taking the first step toward healing is easier than you think. Contact Philadelphia CyberKnife to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our advanced treatments can help you fight lung cancer.

Our team is ready to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through every step of your journey.

 

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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the U.S.

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.