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Q: Is it true that radiation cannot be controlled because it's invisible?
Q: Will radiation therapy cause another cancer?
Q: Does radiation therapy harm surrounding organs?
Q: Is radiation therapy painful?
Q: Do all patients experience the same side effects of radiation therapy?
Q: Does radiation therapy cause infertility?
Q: Does radiation treatment make a person lose his or her hair?
Q: Should a person having external beam radiation therapy avoid physical contact with friends and family because of possible radioactivity?
Q: Will I feel anything after my treatment?
Q: Will I be able to drive after my radiotherapy treatment?
Q: Is it true radiation is always used with chemotherapy and/or surgery?
A: FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center has a team of highly trained, board-certified radiation oncologists leading your treatment. They are joined by a team of knowledgeable, board-certified medical physicists. Together, they follow the most thorough safety guidelines in the medical community.
A: The FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center team performs thorough quality assurance for every single plan and every single patient before treatment. For patients receiving Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), the team radiates a “phantom” with radiation detectors inside to confirm that the radiation dose delivered is correct. This procedure is done before the first treatment is delivered.
A: The radiation oncology team performs daily image guidance for IMRT and other sophisticated treatments to confirm proper position before the patient receives his or her daily treatment.
A: There are always multiple radiation therapists on each machine as an added safety measure. In addition to a morning quality assurance checklists, the FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife team has different people checking the same thing to further reduce the chance of human error.
A: In addition to employing full-time board certified medical physicists performing daily, monthly, semi-annual and annual Quality Assurance tests, FROS has service contracts with expert engineers for the radiation equipment we use. These experts work diligently to establish and validate the functions of the equipment.
THE FROS DIFFERENCE
At FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center our physicians have the experience you want for your cancer care. You need someone you can trust to get the clinical results and compassionate care you or your family member needs. Our Board Certified Radiation Oncologists have treated thousands of patients with exceptional results. Their Expertise in Cyberknife Radiosurgery, IMRT, IGRT, HDR and Accuboost breast treatments gives you and your family more options for their cancer care, freedom to choose.PhD New York State Board Certified Medical Physicists
FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center is proud to be a leader in Quality Control. Our board certified medical Physicists are constantly checking and evaluating our equipment and treatment plans. Daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual Quality Assurance checks are consistent throughout our company. Our full-time on site physicists have the experience our patients need.New York State Licensed Radiation Therapists
FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center has some of the most experienced licensed Radiation Therapists in the country. Their experience in technology and patient care makes a big difference in the way your patients’ daily treatment will be administered. We are proud to be a clinical affiliate of Manhattan College Radiation Therapy School. Students from Manhattan College are sent to our facilities to learn hands on from our experienced Radiation Therapists.Cutting Edge Technology
We are the first center in New York City to have the most advanced radiation oncology technology in the world. The Cyberknife Radiosurgery System gives our patients the opportunity to be treated in 1 to 5 days instead of up to 9 weeks of treatment. Patients at FROS who are not qualified to be treated on the Cyberknife have the option to be treated with standard treatments such as IMRT, IGRT and High Dose Brachytherapy.Radiation Oncologist Owned and Operated
FROS Radiation Oncology Cyberknife Center is freestanding and independently owned by radiation oncologists. Unlike some other centers where non-radiation oncologist physicians own and operate the practice, we are experts in the field of radiation oncology.Patient Coordinators
At FROS all patients will be assigned their own medical coordinator who helps guide them through the treatment process. At FROS we understand that it is a difficult time for the patient and their family, so we make their time at our practice as comfortable as possible. Our medical coordinators are qualified to help our patients with technical questions, scheduling, insurance, authorization, transportation, parking, acquiring medical reports and personal questions.
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Local Cyberknife Prostate Cancer Patient
"My regular doctors didn't know alot about Cyberknife. My inspiring wife found Cyberknife and told me about it. We believe you have to do your homework. It is your responsibility for your health. It was obvious to me to go with a treatment for prostate cancer I could complete in five days, versus two months of radiation.
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