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ck in treatmentof brachial plexus tumors in case of patient tacked the max radiation dose
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:09 AM
Joined: 9/23/2014
Posts: 2

My mother got 7years ago breast cancer and after finishing 7 chemocycles+ 32 radiotherapy sections and 5 years of hormonal therapy she suffered from a very strong pain and after examinations we discovered that she had a tumor n the left brachial plexus axillary node so she tacked another 6 chemocycles .after that she she done a pet ct to be sure that the tumor hasd gone but the pet ct report showed that still the cancerous cells are present although the brachial plexus mri is i dont kniw what to do, some doctors say that there isnt anycancerous cells as the mri show and others say that the pet ct is more accurate and that she ll need to do an operation or use the ck
Rania osaama
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:30 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Can't really evaluate this without more information (a lot more) but th brachial plexus is a dangerous area to treat with very short radiation schedules such as CK)

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

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