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recurring tumour is cyberknife would help
Ely
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:55 AM
Joined: 8/12/2015
Posts: 2


At 50 my mom had a first brain tumour surgery in 2003, since its invasive surgery, it affected her left mobility, she can feel her left arm and legs but she can move with assistance., since then she's on medication for seizures (Dilantin) after 7 years, the tumour reoccurred again .. I had told the doctor, that I don't want my mom to go thru the surgery, because it may affect her right mobility.. its on the frontal lob, sitting on top of the main nerve, the first advice to do radio theraphy, this was back 2010-2011.. the tumour didn't go away but it does not grow back.. so it was all good, but after the radiation she felt weaker on her left side, so now 2015 the most recent MRI shows that it seems like the tumour grew a little bit, there are some scaring because of the radiation, based from her recent MRI, but they are not sure .. so they recommend to do MRI every 3 months to monitor the tumour is actively growing, the oncologist recommended to talk to a neuro surgeon and as he examines the MRI results, he said its inoperable because of its location. (frontal lobe sitting on the main nerve). In Canada we only have few hospitals that have cyberknife tecknology, one is in Hamilton, Ontario, two hours away from us, but I need your advise before I asked my mom's oncologist to refer her to the cancer centre. What do you think I should do? My mom will be 62 this year.. I would really love to make her better, and I'm researching everywhere what is the best method for her. Your advise is greatly appreciated.
Regards, EBF Toronto, ON Canada
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:18 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


A lot more information would be required to give you an intelligent answer. I would suggest that you contact the nearest CK center and let them take a look at the scans and the records to see what can be done

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
Ely
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:41 AM
Joined: 8/12/2015
Posts: 2


thank you, I will ask my mom's oncologist on appoint to send her next MRI, to get another opinion from a CK specialist.

Regards, EBF Toronto, ON Canada
Jacob Pittmas
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:13 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 1


I am a health consultant and I personally thought your mom's condition is very crucial. The tumor grows again when some cancer cells remain after treatment. These cells will continue to grow and spread in other body parts. I personally suggest you to go for an experienced neurologists who have already handled such cases. There are three types of treatment available when tumor comes back, 1.Surgery, 2.Radiotherapy and 3. Chemotherapy and an a specialist can only suggest you exact treatment.

radsrus
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 2:28 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


No, they won't spread to other parts of the body. And yes, it is best to see someone who is an expert in these tumors. Fortunately, there are such experts in Toronto. Neurologists aren't the ones who treat these. It is usually a team that includes a neurosurgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 2:44 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


To all on these forums: When you see these postings that have a link to Cancer Support etc, you are being trolled. A series of cancer centers in Nevada is trying to obtain patients with posts that appear to be real but are just an excuse to put in a link to their site. My guess is that if they are that hard up for patients, their quality must be poor, although I have no real way of knowing. Certainly, good centers don't engage in this sort of activity.

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
 

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