Carilion Clinic: News reports claim Patrick Swayze to be treated with CyberKnife at Stanford. Locally, Carilion's CyberKnife has already treated more than 200 patients

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Monday, March 31, 2008

News reports claim Patrick Swayze to be treated with CyberKnife at Stanford. Locally, Carilion's CyberKnife has already treated more than 200 patients


Some news outlets are reporting that actor Patrick Swayze will undergo CyberKnife treatment for pancreatic cancer. CyberKnife is exciting new technology... people in Southwest Virginia have known that since late 2005, when Carilion first put its CyberKnife into operation.

In addition to treating cancer in the cranial (head) area - CyberKnife's precision robotic tracking system lets doctors treat cancer in other places on a person's body, including the spine, liver, pelvis, ovaries and lungs. The use of CyberKnife to treat lung cancer has jumped recently, with more than 5000 cases treated world-wide, and several in Southwest Virgina.

Click below for a report by WDBJ Health Report Joy Sutton.


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