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GIST with liver mets
Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 12:29 AM
Joined: 9/6/2011
Posts: 1

I am an Indian and now 39 yrs old. I started out when I was 30 with a GIST [7cm by 11cm] for which I had a gastric sleeve resection. I was asymptomatic for 5 yrs and then developed liver mets [ 2 lesions sub 2 cms]. These were RFAed and I took Gleevac, This did not work and now, 3 yrs hence I am adviced SBRT for 4 liver mets [sub 2 cms]. The cyberknife is very expensive in India, I have no insurance, Is this a good treatment option for me? What are my chances of a recurrance and in what timeframe?
Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 2:57 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

It is a good treatment option, but you are likely to develop more disease in the future, I can't predict when that would be


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

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