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Spinal Cancer Treatment in Philadelphia

When it comes to spinal cancer treatment, you deserve the most advanced technology and a compassionate approach to care.

At Philadelphia CyberKnife, we utilize the CyberKnife® technology to provide precise and effective treatment, minimizing side effects and maximizing your comfort.

Our dedicated team supports you throughout your journey, ensuring that you have access to the best possible care and the latest advancements in spinal cancer treatment.

What is Spinal Cancer?

Spinal cancer, also known as a malignant spinal tumor, is an abnormal growth of cells in the spinal cord or the bones, tissues, and nerves surrounding it. While uncommon, it can cause back pain, weakness, or numbness depending on the location of the tumor. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing spinal cancer.

Common Risk Factors for Spinal Cancer 

While the exact causes of spinal cancer are still unknown, some factors may increase a person’s chance of developing it: 

  • Hereditary conditions: Certain genetic disorders like neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, or von Hippel-Lindau disease, can raise the risk. 
  • Age: The risk of spinal cancer tends to increase with age, with most cases occurring in individuals over 50. 
  • Weakened immune system: Individuals with compromised immunity due to illness or medication may be more susceptible. 
  • Prior cancer: If you have a history of other cancers, there’s a chance it could spread to the spine. 
  • Radiation exposure: Previous radiation treatment, particularly at a young age, might be a contributing factor. 

How the CyberKnife is Redefining Spinal Cancer Treatment 

One of the greatest challenges in spinal cancer treatment is achieving precise tumor targeting while preserving the surrounding healthy tissues and critical spinal structures. Traditional methods such as surgery and conventional radiation therapy often entail high risks of complications, lengthy recovery times, and a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life.

The CyberKnife technology stands out as one of the best options for spinal cancer due to its unparalleled precision and non-invasive nature. It effectively targets tumors while safeguarding healthy tissues and critical structures, minimizing side effects and complications, and ensuring a higher quality of life during and after treatment.

Benefits of the CyberKnife

  • Adaptive Treatment Planning: The CyberKnife system’s real-time imaging and adaptive planning capabilities allow for continuous adjustments during your treatment, ensuring the most accurate targeting of your tumor even as it shifts slightly due to movement or internal processes.
  • Reduced Cumulative Radiation Dose: By delivering high doses of radiation directly to your tumor in fewer sessions, the CyberKnife technology reduces your overall cumulative radiation exposure, minimizing long-term risks associated with radiation therapy.
  • Minimal Recovery Time:  Since the CyberKnife treatments are non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions, there is little to no recovery time, allowing you to quickly get back to your normal daily activities.
  • Versatility in Treating Complex Cases: The CyberKnife technology can treat tumors in difficult-to-reach locations within your spine, offering a viable option for you if you have complex or previously inoperable spinal tumors.

Why Choose Philadelphia CyberKnife for Your Treatment 

FDA-Approved Technology: The CyberKnife boasts over 20 years of FDA approval, ensuring the highest safety and effectiveness standards.

Expert Care Team: Our highly skilled radiation oncologists and medical professionals deliver top-tier care with their extensive CyberKnife experience.

Personalized Approach: We create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Comprehensive Support: Receive unwavering guidance from your initial consultation through to follow-up care.

Take the Next Step with Us

Your health deserves the best, and at Philadelphia CyberKnife, we are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced and compassionate care available. Our state-of-the-art technology, personalized treatment plans, and experienced team are here to support you every step of the way.

Schedule your consultation and discover how the CyberKnife system can transform your cancer treatment journey. 



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Spinal cancer is a rare form of cancer, accounting for less than 2% of all cancers.

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The chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in their lifetime is less than 1%.