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Cyberknife - from unresectable to resectable?
Stephb
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:48 PM
Joined: 3/18/2011
Posts: 4


From what I have learned so far about Cyberknife treatment for unresectable pancreatic tumors, I understand that surgery is NOT an option even after CK, correct? If that is true, has Georgetown University Hospital been misinformed? I came across this information on their webpage: http://www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org/body.cfm?id=1292 In the last paragraph, they stated that "The use of the CyberKnife® pre-operatively in some cases is the attempt to move the patient from unresectable to resectable cancer." Please advise when time permits. My father has stage 3 P.C. and his tumor is inoperable due to being encased within arteries. Thank you, Stephanie
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:11 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


It is an option, just not one that has been used extensively.


 

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

 


Stephb
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:12 AM
Joined: 3/18/2011
Posts: 4


Thank you Dr. Medbery. Having "an option" gives hope.
 

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