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Renal Cell cancer
Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 6:40 AM
Joined: 1/6/2009
Posts: 4

I have recurrent renal cell cancer (papillary) that could not be removed because it was too close to the aorta.  I have been stable for a year following IL2 treatment.  Can the cyberknife be used on a tumor by the aorta.


Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 6:50 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Yes, but each case has to have individual review for appropriateness and risk. There are other issues than the aorta.


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

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


Dr. J
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 6:46 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070

We have treated  a number of patients safely with tumors close to the aorta.  We just take great care to protect it in the treatment planning process.


Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
(561) 799-2828


Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 5:15 AM
Joined: 1/6/2009
Posts: 4

I am on day 5 of cyberknife txt to the abdominal araa. My abdomen is swollen. Is that normal?



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