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Risks of a stroke after CK for recurring tumor inside skull near eye socket
squid1
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:23 PM
Joined: 9/20/2017
Posts: 2


A friend of a friend asked me about this. His doctor told him that if he undergoes CK, he has a risk of a stroke. I've looked around the Internet and do not see much of anything that indicates that stroke is a relevant risk, but need some expert advice. How concerned should he be?

oneway
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:50 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


CK does not cause strokes except in some extremely special circumstances with VERY high dose treatment in certain areas that are more sensitive, and that is not this case

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
squid1
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:58 PM
Joined: 9/20/2017
Posts: 2


Many thanks doctor, I hope this will somewhat allay his concerns

oneway
Uwaliya
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 7:27 AM
Joined: 7/16/2018
Posts: 2


My 23 year old sister suffers from Hydrocephalus . In the span of 6 years she has had 3 different shunts installed and reworked . She is not getting any better and daily she lives in severe pain and medication. The tumor is growing but still relatively small. Doctors in India had suggested Cyber knife to reduce the tumor. The location of the tumor is close to her eyes. Which makes us even more concerned as several doctors rejected the idea of operating the tumor and removing it. Instead they suggested another shunt. I will really appreciate if you can shed some light on the side effects of using CyberKnife on hydrocephalus patients to reduce tumors. Is it safe giving the location of the tumor. We live in Nigeria Abuja All 3 unsuccessful operations were done in Dubai Thank you and God bless Regards Uwaliya
Uwaliya
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 7:27 AM
Joined: 7/16/2018
Posts: 2


My 23 year old sister suffers from Hydrocephalus . In the span of 6 years she has had 3 different shunts installed and reworked . She is not getting any better and daily she lives in severe pain and medication. The tumor is growing but still relatively small. Doctors in India had suggested Cyber knife to reduce the tumor. The location of the tumor is close to her eyes. Which makes us even more concerned as several doctors rejected the idea of operating the tumor and removing it. Instead they suggested another shunt. I will really appreciate if you can shed some light on the side effects of using CyberKnife on hydrocephalus patients to reduce tumors. Is it safe giving the location of the tumor. We live in Nigeria Abuja All 3 unsuccessful operations were done in Dubai Thank you and God bless Regards Uwaliya
radsrus
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 2:36 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


It would require a lot more information to answer your question. I think you should have a very frank discussion with the CK doctors about the risks and benefits.

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

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