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recurrent spinal ependymoma(2)
sara
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 12:29 PM
Joined: 5/28/2010
Posts: 13


My son has just had cyberknife on a t11 tumour outside the spinal cord. He has had surgery to remove 2 tumours at c2/3 2 months ago as well. If they return in this area can he have cyberknife there as well and would he have to wait a period of time. Thanks Sara
Dr. J
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 4:01 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


He can be treated there as well without delay. Let's hope that does not prove necessary.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


sara
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:18 PM
Joined: 5/28/2010
Posts: 13


Thankyou for your reply. My son has had 4 surgeries at c2/3 since 2007. All Gross Total Resections. He was supposed to have cyberknife in this area but the doctors could not see any thing there at all after his last surgery so they did the one they could see at t11 to save him having another surgery so soon. To us cyberknife is a good way of obtaining a good quality of life for our son in his 10 year battle with ependymoma and we are grateful for this less invasive technology right now.
Dr. J
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 4:04 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


I agree with you that CK makes sense for him and his quality of life.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


sara
Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 7:47 AM
Joined: 5/28/2010
Posts: 13


Please could you tell me how long after treatment can a meaningful scan be done to ascertain effectiveness? Sara
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:04 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


It can take a while to see a response, but we usually gets scans every two or three months to be sure there is no growth.

 

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

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

 


 

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