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Cyber Knife Cancer Treatment On Display

ECUs Leo Jenkin's Cancer Center has a new weapon that's expected to cut down on visits for radiation treatments and perform robotic cancer surgery without a knife.

The Cyber Knife was on display in an open house Friday at the school in Greenville.

Doctor's say the new robotic arm will allow patients to have a walk in and walk out where as before you could have as many as 45 visits.

Jenkin's center physician Ron Allison says the Cyber Knife will allow patients to have a surgical like procedure without having to under go the surgery, anesthesia and recovery process. "The Cyber Knife is a new option that gives a higher dose to the tumor and lower dose to the normal tissues so for many patients the Cyber Knife represents a better treatment option."

The Jenkins Cancer Center has been open for about 30 days and officials say they've seen about 5 patients a day who have used the Cyber Knife.


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