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Birgit Fleurent, Chief Marketing Officer, Accuray Incorporated

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:46 AM
Joined: 9/20/2016
Posts: 2


My brother-in-law (35 yrs old) has a brain tumour (Haemangiopericytoma) which is located on his brain stem.

He has now heard of Cyberknife and is planning to be assessed to see if he is able to travel from South Africa to the UK for urgent treatment.

He has had 4 surgeries and 39 sessions of radiotherapy but despite some initial success, the tumour has regrown and is very aggressive. Unfortunately his health has deteriorated greatly and does so daily. He can no longer walk or swallow and he has immense pressure in his head.

If he is able to travel to the UK would he still be a viable candidate for CyberKnife?

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:23 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

It all depends on the exact anatomy of the tumor and surrounding structures. I would contact the center and arrange for them to see the scans. That can be done through online sharing or overnight shipment of a disc.

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:40 AM
Joined: 9/20/2016
Posts: 2

Thank you, I will do that.


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