This website is dedicated to informing United States military veterans about a program that allows veterans to access treatment outside of Veterans Health Administration facilities (through the VA Choice Program) and provides information for veterans on how to access an advanced technology ideally suited for the treatment of prostate cancer, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System.
From this website you will:
Learn about the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Choice Program. You can also find links to important information about the program on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Discover how the CyberKnife System delivers stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a noninvasive form of highly precise radiotherapy that enables patients to be treated in four to five outpatient sessions. This website contains clinical evidence and other information on this advanced treatment option.
Find the location of CyberKnife System treatment centers nearest you.
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.