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CK for breast cancer ??
Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 7:40 AM
Joined: 10/29/2010
Posts: 800

A friend of my sister is having IMRT (?) ( three times a weeks for several weeks ). Can CK be done instead ? If so, about how many doses of CK is usually given ? JAV
Treated with CK 4-2011.  Gleason of 3+4 , PSA 3.7 , two cores positive, 5% & 12%
 PSA on 7-13 , 0.3
 PSA on 11-13 , 0.3
 PSA on 5-14 ,  0.3
 PSA on 7-14 ,  0.2
 PSA on 11-14,  0.2
PSA on 3-15, 0.2 PSA on 7-15, 0.2
Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 2:26 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

I don't understand the IMRT three times a week. THere are short schedules for breast treatment, but they are usually administered daily. As for CK, yes it can be used, but reimbursement issues have prevented development of that.

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

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