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Confused India/Turkey
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 9:00 AM
Joined: 6/20/2013
Posts: 1

I am a 39 year old male living in South Africa. I have a very healthy lifestyle and consider myself to be a fit person. I have just recently completed my first Comrades marathon and enjoy my running. I have been diagnosed with a non functional benign neuroendocrine tumour bordering on the G2 stage. The specialist that I have been consulting in South Africa has advised that I have open surgery, possible whipple surgery, to remove the tumour, and it should be treated as if it were malignant. This neuroendocrine tumour is 28mm x 33mm in diameter and it is lying behind/ anterior to the Aorta in the D3 duodenum adjacent to the pancreas head. From the number of endoecho scopes that I have had over the last 3 weeks it has also been identified that the tumour is also lying on the arteries of the kidney & liver and so I have been told that it is in a difficult place to remove and that only once “under the knife” they will know how much of my other organs surrounding this tumour will need to be removed. I have researched a possible option to consider using Cyberknife. I contacted a hospital in India and they said I would be a candidate. Turkey hospital said CK was not an option. Both hospitals had the same CT scan and medical reports. Extremely confusing. Please help?
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 5:06 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Different centers can come to different conclusions about whether to treat a condition. It is a judgment call.


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

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
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Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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