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BENIGN TUMOR IN RIGHT JAW
jack plicet
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 12:48 PM
Joined: 12/19/2014
Posts: 3


I have a tumor diagnosed by a pathologist as Ameloblastoma. Can this type of tumor be treated with Cyber Knife?
jack plicet
jack plicet
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:12 PM
Joined: 12/19/2014
Posts: 3


Dear Maria, Thanks for your response. I have contacted Cyberknife in Pasadena, CA and they feel that they may be able to help me. I plan to follow up with them after January 14 when I will be given recommendations (watchful waiting, tumor cleanout, surgery, etc.) by Kaiser, my HMO in Orange County, CA. I am surprised that only you have responded to my question. Is it because Cyberknife may not be an option for ameloblastoma? Jack

jack plicet
radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:53 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


This is usually treated surgically. It would be unusual for CK to be a better option. Whether it is malignant or not is of no real relevance. Radio surgery/SBRT is used for both benign and malignant tumors

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
jack plicet
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:29 AM
Joined: 12/19/2014
Posts: 3


Dear Dr. Medbery, I am confused by your response. In the first part of your response, you mention that ameloblastoma is usually treated surgically and that it would be unusual for CK to be a better option. In the second part of your response, you mention that radio surgery/SBRT is used for both benign and malignant tumors. Is radio surgery/SBRT different from CK? If so, is this something I should pursue to deal with my problem? If not, do you know of any Cyberknife organization that has treated ameloblastoma with CK?
jack plicet
 

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