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Bladder Cancer - Tumor
LK96816
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:27 AM
Joined: 12/22/2015
Posts: 2


I am not sure I made my initial post correctly, so I am re-posting my questions: My-in-law, 83, has been diagnosed with Stage 2 urothelial carcinoma which presents itself as a tumor that invades into the muscularis propria. I am researching options besides chemo, radiotherapy, and surgery to remove the bladder. I am hoping that Cyberknife might be a possibility. Is Cyberknife a potential option? Are there clear benefits over surgery?
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 3:07 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


That would not be a good target for CK in all likelihood. When you treat the wall of a hollow organ like the bladder you can get enough scarring that you render the organ useless.

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
M. Esfandiari
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:44 PM
Joined: 8/18/2018
Posts: 2


Hi My daughter is 2 year old and has a tumor in trigon part of her bladder with size of 34×16 mm. Because of the place of the tumor her doctor said that we can not do any surgery. Is cyberknife usefull for her or not?
radsrus
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:51 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Very unlikely. But you should get her to a good pediatric oncologist. pediatric tumors are quite different from adult tumors. I don't know what kind of cancer she has if it is cancer at all. Much more information would be needed to give any advice. But the most important thing is to get her to a place that has good pediatric oncologists if the tumor is malignant

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
M. Esfandiari
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 8:02 PM
Joined: 8/18/2018
Posts: 2


Hi Mr. Medbery Thanks for your reply. Her cancer type is embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and after getting chemotherapy for 10 month her tumor became fibrosis and her treatment by chemotherapy was stopped. Now after 6 month her dr. saw a new tumor beside her old tumor. The pathology report for this new tumor is rhabdomyosarcoma. With these information and the place of the tumor and its size which I posted before is cyberknife useful for her? Thanks with regards
 

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