LUNG CANCER

Talking to Your Doctor

Ask your doctor if the CyberKnife® System is right for you

While surgery is often considered the gold standard of treatment, surgical intervention may not be possible for all patients — and may not be the best option, depending on the stage and location of the tumor, and the patient’s general health. The first step in finding the right treatment for you is to talk to your doctor. To help you get that conversation started, we’ve put together a few questions to ask.

Questions to ask your doctor

  • What are the most common treatment options?
  • Which treatment option would best preserve my quality of life?
  • What is my recommended treatment option — and why?
  • Am I a candidate for CyberKnife treatment?
  • What is the treatment process for the treatment option you recommend and how long will it take?
  • What results should I expect?
  • What are the side effects and risks of the procedure; and which side effects are short-term, and which ones may be long-term?
  • How are these side effects managed and can they be prevented?

Additional information & resources

More than a two decades of clinical research supports the use of the CyberKnife System for the treatment of a wide range of lung cancers and metastases. Listed below are key studies and other resources to support your discussion of CyberKnife with your doctor.

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