Patient Stories

Diagnosis: Brain Tumor

Melina’s Story

Melina was diagnosed with melanoma that a few years later spread to her brain. Facing multiple brain tumors, including one that was 4 cm in size, Melina found hope through precise radiation therapy delivered with the CyberKnife® System at Tampa General Hospital. Her story highlights the critical role of family support and cutting-edge technology in

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Jaroslav’s Story

Jarek’s story began about 1 ½ years ago when he began losing his hearing in his left ear. He’s a very active person – he’s married with three children and runs his own business – and he was concerned about the potential impact of this health issue on his life. After many tests he learned

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Miranda’s Story

Miranda is a 40-year-old woman who enjoys knitting for her friends and family who have children. She is involved in breast cancer groups to help other people diagnosed with this disease. Miranda was initially diagnosed with primary breast cancer in August 2014 when she was 32 years-old. Following chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, and radiotherapy she was

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Important Safety Statement: Most side effects of radiotherapy, including radiotherapy delivered with Accuray systems, are mild and temporary, often involving fatigue, nausea, and skin irritation. Side effects can be severe, however, leading to pain, alterations in normal body functions (for example, urinary or salivary function), deterioration of quality of life, permanent injury and even death. Side effects can occur during or shortly after radiation treatment or in the months and years following radiation. The nature and severity of side effects depend on many factors, including the size and location of the treated tumor, the treatment technique (for example, the radiation dose), the patient’s general medical condition, to name a few. For more details about the side effects of your radiation therapy, and if treatment with an Accuray product is right for you, ask your doctor.