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Adenocarcinoma T1N2M1- is CyberKnife treatment possible
Lu
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:37 PM
Joined: 9/30/2014
Posts: 3


Hello! My aunt was diagnosed adenocarcinoma in the right lung( CT, bronchoscopy, and the tumor markers CA125, CYFRA 21-1, CA-72-4, NSE -to normal except CEA, increased by 0.15 units (non-smoking) elevated levels of lymphocytes and monocytes). No cough, temperature is normal - no symptoms. 48 years old, doesn't smoke, no comorbidities. Set the stage T1N2M1 -4st., cause of metastasis(one) in the liver up to 3 cm. How successfully the CyberKnife treatment can be applied in this case? Will the CyberKnife is effective in combination with chemotherapy?
Lucy
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:01 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


She is better treated with standard radiation and chemotherapy because of the lymph nodes and metastatic disease

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
Lu
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:48 PM
Joined: 9/30/2014
Posts: 3


My Aunt was assigned a standard chemotherapy treatment (first time, no any treatment before). Could CyberKnife be applied like additional treatment in future after standard chemotherapy? If yes,in what cases? I believe that CyberKnife is effective way of lung cancer with a few metastasis treatment, in case that pleura is not involved.

Lucy
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 4:18 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


It is not going to be curative in her case. There might be instances in which the use of the CK was warranted

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
Lu
Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:18 PM
Joined: 9/30/2014
Posts: 3


Thank you, Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.

Lucy
 

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