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Ovarian cancer
CunninghamC
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:50 PM
Joined: 9/3/2013
Posts: 1


I have recurrent ovarian cancer which appears to be localized but the tumor is quite large 9cm. Can CyberKnife be used to treat the tumor? The current treatment proposed is chemo followed by surgery. I am located in BC so would have to travel to Ontario for treatment which would not be a problem. Thank you.
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 5:02 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


I think chemo first is a good idea, then see what remains and how best to treat it - either surgery or CK

 

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

 


Ilona
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:08 PM
Joined: 11/24/2013
Posts: 1


My mother has an ovarian tumor that is not possible to perform surgery on. She has had chemotherapy several times and it is getting too difficult and painful for her to have more. Please let me know if the cyberknife can be used on her as she is rapidly running out of options. The tumor is pressing on her bladder and surrounding organs. We are located in Calgary AB. Cyberknife sounds like the perfect solution Please let me know. Thank you very much.
radsrus
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 1:25 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Although there are exceptions, usually ovarian cancer is not best treated with a highly localized form of treatment like CI, because ovarian cancer is rarely localized

 

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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