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CK Treatment for One of Multiple Mets?
Aweb
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 12:20 PM
Joined: 5/2/2016
Posts: 6


I understand that Cyberknife is not used on multiple (5+) liver mets. However, is it possible to treat just one or two that are keeping a patient from liver resection? My understanding is that it is one (maybe a second) lesion that is keeping my husband from liver resection. He has been on chemotherapy that is shrinking the tumors, but the liver is still not resectable. Could he have Cyberknife treatment just on the lesions that are causing the biggest problems?
radsrus
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 2:07 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


I have never done that, but I don't know that it is a bad idea. I don't know of any theoretical reason why it could not be done, but there could be exclusionary reasons in the details.

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
Aweb
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 2:15 PM
Joined: 5/2/2016
Posts: 6


Thank you for your quick response! I want to explore all of our options, but it is hard to know what is even feasible. I do know that the problem tumor is quite close to the inferior vena cava. Is Cyberknife safe near major blood vessels?
radsrus
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 2:20 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Generally yes. Again, the details are important. See a CK center that also has liver surgery available and see what they say

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
Aweb
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 2:56 PM
Joined: 5/2/2016
Posts: 6


I'll definitely call a local center and see what they have to say. Thank you so much for your help!
 

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