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LIVER METASTASIS
janderson
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:49 AM
Joined: 3/31/2014
Posts: 3


I recently spoke to a team of interventional radiologist and radiation oncologist. I have a 5cm lesion and a tiny satellite lesion right next to it. They both feel that a combination of RFA and Cyberknife would give a better chance of control due to the size. What are your thoughts.
radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:32 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4429


There is no data showing that to be true. In general, CK has a better track record and I wold go with that.

 

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

 


janderson
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:27 AM
Joined: 3/31/2014
Posts: 3


Is cyberknife always better than RFA or is that just due to the size in my case. How many lesions can be treated at one time with CK. What about chestwall lesions.
radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:35 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4429


Although you could get some argument, I think the data would suggest that CK is better at all sizes, and particularly larger sizes. We would not usually treat more than 3-4 liver tumors, depending on exact circumstances. Chest wall can be treated.

 

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

 


janderson
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:11 AM
Joined: 3/31/2014
Posts: 3


Is if feasible to treat the liver tumor and chest wall tumors at the same time
radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:12 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4429


If by "same time" you means within a few days of each other, then yes. If you mean at the same session, the answer is almost certainly no. It would take too long to be tolerable

 

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

 


winwhit
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:35 AM
Joined: 11/17/2018
Posts: 1


my husband has liver cancer that has spread to the bones in shoulder  i was wondering if cyberknife would help him in the long run. I was thinking about seeing if cyberknife would be feasible for my husband right now he's in hospice in our home and not eating is it too little to late for him

 

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