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Multiple Tumors in Different Locations
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 2:28 PM
Joined: 12/23/2013
Posts: 1

My 81 year old father has been healthy all his life until last week when he suddenly couldn't walk. After admittance to ER, they discovered two tumors- one in lung and one on spine. Drs believe the one on spine is hitting a nerve preventing him from walking and causing numbness in feet/neuropathy. They haven't done biopsy (doctors assume cancer) yet but tomorrow he has CK on the one on spine in hopes of treating it and allowing him to walk again- by far his #1 primary short term goal. We have been overwhelmed with the news and have put the lung tumor on the back burner, focusing on the spine issue. However, after reading about CK, what's preventing us from doing both? This seems too good to be true with how non-invasive it is. Once we find out more about the tumors, why not treat those as well? I just watched a strong friend die after a 3 year chemo filled battle with anal cancer and my father can't go through all those treatments. What's the downside from using CK on several different tumors? He also has a pacemaker causing scans to be difficult. Thank you
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 2:04 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

You can do both, but it takes longer to set up the lung


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

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Southwest Radiation Oncology
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