What to Expect

How do I determine if I am a candidate for CyberKnife® Treatment?

During an initial consultation, the care team will determine if you are a candidate for CyberKnife®  treatment.  

What can I expect during treatment?

Before your CyberKnife® treatment, CT and MRI images of the tumor and surrounding tissue will be obtained. Your physician will also determine if you require a custom-fit plastic mask, a custom-fit soft-foam body cradle and a tracking vest, or fiducials (markers) to guide the CyberKnife® system.

During treatment, you will lie on a table wearing a facemask or soft-foam body cradle and tracking vest while the CyberKnife® robotic arm targets treatment precisely to the tumor. Most treatment sessions last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

Which medical specialists will be part of my treatment team?

The CyberKnife® Center team includes radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, physicists, surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiation therapy technicians, physician assistants and nurses.  This team works closely with your primary care physician.

What is the referral process?

CyberKnife®  is not appropriate for all cancer patients. To learn more, please contact your physician or the St. John CyberKnife® Center at 918-744-2777. To submit a question electronically, please complete the form below. 

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