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Cyberknife after Standard IGRT Radiotherapy for Gliobastoma
parvez
Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 9:52 PM
Joined: 9/6/2015
Posts: 1


Hello.. My mother aged 62 recently underwent surgery for Gliobastoma, wherein 80% of the tumor was removed. She later on underwent standard IGRT Radiotherapy of 30 days and completed her 45 days of Temozolomide. After completion the MRI showed residual tumor of about 8-10%. I wish to know would cyberknife be recommended as second line of treatment? if yes when is the earliest she can undergo cyberknife?
Thank you so much.
Regards
Parvez

radsrus
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 3:20 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Radiosurgery is only useful for clear-cut recurrences that are limited in size. There is no indication for treatment as part of initial therapy

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 2:46 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


The above statement is obviously written by a misinformed layman. 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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