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Cyberknife vs Novalis tx sbrt solution
Craig Lougheed
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 4:08 AM
Joined: 4/15/2011
Posts: 6


My wife is a kidney cancer survivor (left removed 11/0.  Has had 2 tiny mets in brain treated successfully w/radiation and lungs treated successfully with IL2 & no recurrence in either todate.  Now has small tumor (1.9 cm) located on psoas muscle, very close to bowel.  This is 3rd time tumor has recurred in same area and treated with surgery prior 2 times.  Loyola doctors uses Novalis and is recommending 5 treatments over 5 days.  Meeting with Cyberknife doctors today for their opinions.  What is yours? Thank you, Craig

Craig Lougheed

Craig Lougheed
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 4:13 AM
Joined: 4/15/2011
Posts: 6


Sorry, left kidney removed 11/08


Craig Lougheed

radsrus
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 5:11 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Either system could be used to treat her.

 

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

 


Craig Lougheed
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:17 PM
Joined: 4/15/2011
Posts: 6




Craig Lougheed

Craig Lougheed
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:22 PM
Joined: 4/15/2011
Posts: 6


After two separate opinions of local radiologist oncologists we pretty much agreed the cyberknife presents a better alternative.  According to everything I have read and been advised so far, CK can deliver higher doses of gamma rays more accurately and kidney cancer responds more favorably to higher doses.  Thanks for your input....Craig


Craig Lougheed

radsrus
Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:06 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


No, both systems can deliver the same doses. THere is a little better accuracy with the CK, and it does track during treatment, so it may have some advantages. But either machine could be used if the situation was such that Novalis was readily available and CK was not.

 

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

 


Craig Lougheed
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:05 PM
Joined: 4/15/2011
Posts: 6


Fran's MRI of abdomen 4/26/11(in preparation for Cyberknife) showed the following: Left renal cell carcinoma with left psoas muscle recurrence. FINDINGS: Within the muscle anteriorly at the L5 vertebral body level, there is an enhancing 16x24x26mm mass.  In addition, at the level of the upper aspect of S1, there is an additional 9mm nodule laterally in psoas muscle, and there is a 13x15mm nodule within the fat in the iliac fossa.  No other lesions are seen. No lymphadenopath.  Right kidney is unremarkable.  CK Doctor has consulted with our Doctor at Loyola and they are agreeing that Sutent course is preferred at this time.  If Sutent is successful at stabilizing, is Cyberknife  ruled out as a future option?  Thank you, Craig


Craig Lougheed

radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:12 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


No, it is not ruled out, at least in our center and I think many others. Willingness to treat this will vary from center to center.

 

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

 


 

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