Does CyberKnife have side effects?

Does CyberKnife have side effects?

Usra Riaz

i read the recent news, that the CM of Punjab has allowed Cyber Knife technology, in hospitals. As much as, it is a celebrated step towards making Pakistan a tech savvy country. My concern lies in the question, is it safe ? Does it has any side effects that are not being told or discussed. Have any one here went through with the process or know some one who did. Lastly, does cyberknife make you tired ?

blog time 12:19 PM 17 Nov, 2022

4 Responses

Faisal Sheikh

Faisal Sheikh

blog time 12:35:pm 17 Nov, 2022

This is not exactly, my area of expertise but I came across their official website, so thought to share it here. The following link explains the potential side effects, that might get triggered by the latest technology. It may also answer to curious questions like how long do cyberknife side effects last. I hope this helps you.

cyberknife/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-side-effects/

Sara Ali

Sara Ali

blog time 12:44:pm 17 Nov, 2022

Actually, no, cyberknife doesn't make you tired, as it treats the person under the influence of anesthesia and does the work without any physical interactions with the patient. Since, the moment, it is available in Pakistan, people have speculated things such as can cyberknife cause cancer. Not sure, if it can trigger new cancer cells, but it does have  chances of relapsing the cured cancer, which is scary. Facts like these make people doubt it's efficiency. 

Usra Riaz

Usra Riaz

blog time 12:50:pm 17 Nov, 2022

Thank you guys for the honest opinions and sharing authentic information. This was helpful. A friend of mine is fighting with breast cancer, and she is mulling over this option. We are still at the research stage. Apart from side effects, one of the most important factors that needs our attention is the cost of the procedure. Her finances are not strong currently. Any idea what the cost is ?

Sara Ali

Sara Ali

blog time 12:59:pm 17 Nov, 2022

I hope she recovers quickly. The cost of this treatment is around 50,000 to 90,000 Dollars, but luckily in Pakistan it is offered for free to the people who cannot afford such cures. Maybe your friend can be eligible for it. I know Ghurki trust and teaching hospital is one of the medical institutions providing this benefit to needy people. Not sure about other hospitals though. Maybe Jinnah hospital does, but I am not sure. I would suggest researching more briefly, before opting for the latest technology.

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