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The CyberKnife Patient Forum is designed to provide a place for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their family and friends, to exchange useful information and provide support to one another. The Forum may also help people find answers to questions they have about the CyberKnife treatment experience. Accuray strives to facilitate these exchanges and encourage discussions. Recently we have experienced some aggressive or inappropriate spam postings. We are diligently working to resolve this issue and thank you in advance for your patience.

Birgit Fleurent, Chief Marketing Officer, Accuray Incorporated

Am I a candidate
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:12 AM
Joined: 9/5/2015
Posts: 1

CT Findings: There is a significant amount of abnormal mediastinal and right hilar soft tissue. The largest lymph node or conglomeration of smaller lymph nodes measures approximately 5.1 x 3.1 cm in the right lower paratracheal and precarinal region. Soft tissue effaces if not invades the superior vena cava. Right mainstem and proximal bronchi and vessels are encased. Abnormal mediastinal soft tissue extends left of midline toward the aorticopulmonary window. There are several scattered pleural-based and peripheral noncalcified nonspecific pulmonary nodules most prominent in the right upper lobe. The lungs and pleural spaces are otherwise relatively clear. The heart is not enlarged. Will be scheduled for a Bronch or Needle Biopsy. Am I a candidate for Cyberknife
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:15 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

PRobably not. CK is not well suited to treating regional disease

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

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