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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 4:49 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 3

I had Cyberknife on my only kidney this past June.  In April
my kidney  bled profusely and my scans did indicate the
blood supply in the tumor had increased.  My scan in
October indicated the blood supply in the tumor was gone
and they think the Cyberknife may have destroyed the tumor.
They are hoping for actual shrinkage for the next scan. I had
the treatment at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston and they
have already treated 25 kidney patients. If someone is down
to only one kidney and the tumor is not operable I would recommend trying Cyberknife.  Absolutely painless and it
does work.

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008 4:31 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Thanks. Several centers are treating kidney cancer patients, and we feel that it represents an area that definitely needs more development. I don't think we have had a single failure at our center thus far, although I have not reviewed our data formally.


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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