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64 Year Old Female, Positive Margins After Surgery
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 7:50 PM
Joined: 8/7/2011
Posts: 1

My mother was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Five days ago, we had a distal pancreatectomy to have the tumor resected, however two or three very small bits of the tumor remain. They are located near an important blood vessel (I cannot remember which one) and the doctor did not want to risk removing them, for fear he might hit the blood vessel. He saw no other spreading of the cancer as he was doing the surgery. We are scheduled to start a targeted radiation treatment in about four weeks. Should we consider CK? Why might it be better or worse than regular radiation treatment? Thank you and I appreciate any help you can give my mother.
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 3:12 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

My guess is that it will be difficult to see these on scans, and therefore not possible to treat with CK. With standard radiation, you can just treat the entire region.


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

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


Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 9:30 PM
Joined: 4/13/2012
Posts: 2

I would like to hear from anyone who has chosen the Cyberknife I am looking but can't find stats or patients. Please help. I'm 51 with pancreatic cancer who is caring for a. Mother with dementia. Thank you


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