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Liver mets - Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Jenny B
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:43 PM
Joined: 5/27/2011
Posts: 2


I have just started to make inquiries regarding CK.Dx march 2011. I have Breast Cancer, LB mast, ER+ PR- HER2+, 19+/20 nodes, 2 liver mets on segment 2 & 7 1.4cm & 0.7cm mets. Currently on Hormone Therapy - tamoxifen and Zoladex Implants monthly. Do you think I would be a candidate for the CK? The Turkey facility would be the lowest cost for me seeing that I cannot claim through my medical fund outside australia. Any suggestions?
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:29 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


It could potentially treat the liver mets, but they are quite small and targeting might be a little dicey right now because of imaging constraints. I would see what the systemic therapy does.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

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Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Jenny B
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:48 PM
Joined: 5/27/2011
Posts: 2


Thank you for your reply. I am going back to the oncologist next week for an update. I am hoping that the therapy has pushed me into menopause and the cell growth slowed . I was hoping that CK treatment could eliminate the mets before they got too big. How fast can they grow? I was told that on average BC with liver mets life expectancy is 2 years.Do you think that CK might be an option for me sometime soon?
radsrus
Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2011 4:06 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


It is impossible to predict the growth rate of any tumor with any accuracy, and that is particularly true if treatment has just started. You will just need to keep a close on things.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Woofty
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 5:07 AM
Joined: 6/2/2011
Posts: 1


Hi I have been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my liver. I have 2 mets on the liver that are 2 cm each. Would I qualify for cyberknife treatment?
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:20 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


Probably. Let one of the UK CK centers take a look

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Daria
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:36 AM
Joined: 3/11/2012
Posts: 1


Hello, my mom diagnosed breast cancer in 2007, then she had resection. Nowadays the situation is:
- in 2009 were found 2 mets in liver and  had partial resection, due to location one met could not be  fully removed. Now mets are located in both lobes of liver predominantly in the right lobe with a diameters from 0,5 ml to 7,5 sm, mostly in the 6th sigmente;
- mets are
in  lungs on both sides mostly in the lower and middle section diameters ranging from 0,5 to 1,5sm which were found 1 week ago.
She was diagnosed  3 mets in the brain one and have year ago and  had Gamma-knife operation in September, 2011.
So, can she be a candidate for CK for liver mets? We were thinking to start chemotherapy for the mets in lungs and make CK for liver.
We live in Russia and should pay for CK from our own funds, my mom's oncologist and her collegues dissuade us from CK. From their point of view there is no point at her situation, they prefer chemotherapy.
Since CK was opened at the begining of this year in Saint-Petersburg we could not find much information about it and prefer to receive the advice from experienced doctors.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks in advance, Daria.


KN from KZ
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 10:12 PM
Joined: 7/27/2012
Posts: 1


Pleas advise whether 2 tumors in liver (4.71 x 4.47 cm and 2 x 1.85 cm), origin - primary or metatstatic after breast cancer (diagnozied in 2005 and mastectomy in 2007) has not been confirmed yet, qualify for CK treatment. Thank you.
radsrus
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 11:47 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


Because of the number of metastasis, she should receive chemotherapy.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


radsrus
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 11:47 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


Because of the number of metastasis, she should receive chemotherapy.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Xanmalik
Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 1:08 PM
Joined: 5/6/2016
Posts: 1


Hello. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 Her treatment completed in 2015 and doctor gave a clear report. Now on 12 april 2016 they ct scanned her and the conclusion of ct scan report is : Hepatic metastasis disease with asaociated ascites Scattered sclerotic foci throughout the skeleton are suspicious for osseous metastasis as well. Bone scan is recommended. No evidence of local recurrence or pulmonary metastasis. Now the doctors are saying that they have a policy that they donot treat such patients. I very desperate. Can anyone help!!!!
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 3:27 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4373


She should be eligible for treatment with chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. You need to find different doctors. That is not a very humane policy

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
HannahForever
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 3:35 AM
Joined: 3/8/2017
Posts: 30


To be qualified for CK, it’s not only the mets, there are many other reasons combined to decide. Sometimes chemo works out better...
 

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