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Small Cell Cancer
David Lantz
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 2:08 PM
Joined: 4/20/2012
Posts: 1


My mother was diagnosed with small cell cancer in July 2011. Just a small nodule in the neck. Underwent traditional chemo and radiation treatments. Was NED in Oct. 2011. Was just diagnosed with reoccurant small cell cancer. A small nodule in the lower left lung and involvement of the lymph nodes in the medial stynum area. Her oncologists feel there is not much to offer except a defensive chemo treatment. Does CK have anything to offer ??
David Lantz
bijan
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:12 PM
Joined: 5/16/2013
Posts: 2


one of the best freind of mine have had a adenocarcinoma of lung with invasion to pleura(brochieoalveolar type)she scheduled to operate but due to pleural invasion in frozen section the operation stopped.chemotherapy started for her since 45 days ago .is it possible to use CK to treat her. what about prognosis after ck treatment.She live in Iran what due you recommend and in which location she can treat well.
Dr Bijan Forogh MD.

radsrus
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:02 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Difficult to say without seeing the scans and records, it is likely that this is a good thing to treat with CK. CK is best used for tumors that are completely surrounded by normal lung, because the limits of the tumor become uncertain when the pleura is involved.

 

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

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Southwest Radiation Oncology
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bijan
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 7:42 AM
Joined: 5/16/2013
Posts: 2


Thank you very much for your email.the border of tumor is well defined in CT scan and Pet and limited to left lower lobe(outer border about 56mm*45mm)The only abnormal finding intraoperatively was pleural invasion in frozen section.
radsrus
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 8:07 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


When tumor involves the pleura, the border is not well defined, which is why they abandoned the surgery. CK could be an option in the future, but I would favor standard radiation right now.

 

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

 


radsrus
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:12 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


It may be well defined on imaging, but less so in reality. Tumor can spread along the pleura. In addition, this means that tumor cells have gained access tot he pleural space. I think this is best treated with chemotherapy and standard radiation with broader coverage of the area. But you should contact the nearest CK center to get their opinion, which might be different from mine.

 

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

 


leeMarena
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:47 AM
Joined: 6/22/2013
Posts: 1


My grandmother is suffering from this diseases, Can you help with the information about cisplatin or carboplatin.Is there something very serious regarding this treatment.
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radsrus
Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:36 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Can't give advice about chemotherapy. Sorry.

 

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

 


pauljoz1
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 8:16 PM
Joined: 12/18/2013
Posts: 1


I have two tumors one on the lung one on or in the lymph nodes I have had several scans my last having shown some shrinkage after my third round of tupotecan,I'm finished with the chemo.I believe the next move is radiation once again,I would much prefer to go this route if possible.I know as of now you wont take my current insurance wellcare ,but that doesn't mean I wont buy insurance that you will take.I also know there will not be another pet scan until mid January.So I guess the thing to do is call and see if I'm even a candidate to get this treatment!
DoveMed
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:19 AM
Joined: 12/25/2013
Posts: 3


Good luck with your treatment....god bless.

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