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Spinal Cancer Treatment in Reno 

Spinal cancer can feel overwhelming. Traditional treatments often involve risky surgeries and lengthy recoveries, leaving you feeling sidelined from your life.

At Reno CyberKnife, we understand the importance of a gentler approach. We offer a groundbreaking alternative that delivers precise treatment with minimal side effects and a quicker recovery time.

What is Spinal Cancer? 

Spinal cancer refers to the growth of abnormal cells within the tissues of the spinal cord or its surrounding structures. It is relatively rare, with an incidence rate of approximately 6.2 cases per 100,000 people per year in the United States​. These cancers can originate in the spine or metastasize from other areas of the body.

Symptoms often include back pain, neurological issues, and changes in bladder or bowel function. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, with advancements in medical technology offering more effective and less invasive treatment options. 

Common Risk Factors

Spinal cancer can be influenced by several risk factors. Below is a list of common risk factors associated with the development of spinal cancer: 

  • Prior History of Cancer: Cancers such as breast, lung, prostate, and multiple myeloma are more likely to metastasize to the spine​. 
  • Genetic Conditions: Hereditary disorders like Von Hippel-Lindau disease and neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) are known to increase the risk of developing spinal tumors​. 
  • Compromised Immune System: A weakened immune system, whether due to medical conditions or treatments, can elevate the risk​​. 
  • Radiation Therapy Exposure: Previous exposure to radiation therapy, especially to the head, neck, or spine, is a significant risk factor​​. 
  • Chemical Exposure: Exposure to certain industrial chemicals and hazardous substances can also contribute to the development of spinal cancer​.  

The CyberKnife for Spinal Cancer

One of the significant challenges in treating spinal cancer is the difficulty of accessing and accurately targeting tumors located in the delicate and complex structures of the spine. Traditional surgical methods can be risky and may not always effectively reach the tumor without damaging surrounding tissues.  

The CyberKnife system utilizes advanced robotics and real-time imaging to deliver high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, even to tumors in hard-to-reach areas. This precision reduces the risk of damaging healthy tissues and allows for the treatment of tumors that were previously considered inoperable.

Advantages of the CyberKnife

  • Adaptive Treatment: Utilizing real-time imaging, the CyberKnife system continuously tracks your tumor and adjusts its radiation beams accordingly. This means you can move naturally during the procedure without compromising the treatment’s effectiveness, providing you with a more comfortable and less restrictive experience. 
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Unlike conventional therapies that may require numerous sessions over several weeks, the CyberKnife system completes treatment in just a few sessions. This significantly reduces your overall treatment time, allowing you to quickly return to your daily activities with minimal disruption. 
  • Non-Invasive and Pain-Free: With the CyberKnife technology, there are no incisions, no hospitalization, and no recovery time. This non-invasive approach means you can undergo treatment without the typical risks and discomfort associated with surgery, making your journey to recovery smoother and less daunting. 

The Expertise of Reno CyberKnife

At Reno CyberKnife, we are dedicated to providing exceptional spinal cancer management through our cutting-edge technology and comprehensive care approach. Here’s how our expertise sets us apart: 

Interdisciplinary Team Approach: Our team comprises experts from various medical disciplines. By working together, we develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible. 

Continuous Innovation: We stay at the forefront of medical advancements by continuously updating our technology and treatment protocols. This commitment to innovation ensures that you benefit from the latest and most effective treatment options available in spinal cancer care. 

Personalized Treatment Plans: Our multidisciplinary team of experts works closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan. By considering your specific diagnosis, overall health, and personal preferences, we ensure that you receive the most effective and individualized care possible. 

High Success Rates: Our clinical outcomes and patient testimonials speak to the success of our treatments. We have consistently achieved high rates of tumor control and patient satisfaction, giving you confidence in the effectiveness of our approach and the care we provide. 

Begin Your Journey

Are you ready to fight spinal cancer with the most advanced and precise treatment available? At Reno CyberKnife, we combine cutting-edge technology with compassionate care to help you reclaim your health and well-being.

Schedule a consultation and start your journey to recovery today and experience the difference that personalized, non-invasive treatment can make. 


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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%.