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Is Cyber Knife an option for my husband?
JAM
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:46 PM
Joined: 3/19/2014
Posts: 1


My husband was diagnosed with stage 3b rectal cancer oct 4, 2012. He had round of chemo and radiation in 2012 then had surgery with ileostomy placed January 2013. After 5 months of chemo folfox he had ileostomy reversed June 2013. In December 2013 cancer metastasized to his Lungs confirmed by biopsy at moffitt in January 2014. He had 13 nodules- 3 were removed with biopsy and started chemo folfiri with zaltrap in February. He is not a surgical candidate as nodules are in both lobes both upper and lower. Is he a candidate for cyber knife ?
Jennifer Mahoney
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:32 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


That is a lot of nodules to treat with CK. Might want to look again after more chemo and see if there is less to deal with

 

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

 


Pat Mc
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:06 PM
Joined: 3/24/2014
Posts: 1


My husband 71, was just diagnosed with stage 2 Cancer in the left upper lung lobe. The mass is 11 x 6 x 8 cm. It hasn't spread to the lymph nodes or any place else. Would CK be better than regular surgery?

Patricia Mc Elroy
radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:36 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


A mass that large should be removed surgically, assuming those are really centimeter measurements and not millimeter

 

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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