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sbrt or rf?
Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:12 PM
Joined: 9/10/2011
Posts: 1

A close friend has St.IV crc with liver mets. Last yer in April, he had a resection with his initial primary tumor removal surgery. Then chemo, that did not shrink tumors, rf ablation of those 2 or 3 tumors and optional chemo. Scans were clear after rf for 10 months after rf and during the second chemo. A new 2 cm tumor has appeared since the last scan. His docs say also there is something near last ablation they are not sure about. The rf surgery was tough, tumor was on the back side of the liver and ablation was laproscopic, his recovery was slow. They seem to be in a BIG rush to ablate and brush off his questions about sbrt, which I told him about, it was not mentioned to him by his onc or surgeon. They say they will ask their rad guy, but have scheduled him for ablation this coming week anyway. Surgeon said tumor is on the "dome" so didn't know if they can do sbrt. Is this placement a problem? I am pushing him to get advice from another facility that does liver sbrt. Also he had thymus cancer 11 years ago, has 1/2 lung and partially paralyzed diaphragm. Would it be a problem that he had radiation for that back then?
Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2011 2:08 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

That site can be treated with SBRT, and I think the data would suggest that SBRT is likely to be more effective. That is certainly the case in lung tumors


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

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Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
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