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    Cyberknife Procedure- Asking any guidance from others, for my Auntie

    Hello everyone, Thanks for your guidance. My auntie is in her early 80s and was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Has anyone used the Cyberknife procedure and can you tell me your results with it?

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    Hello Jody.

    Cyberknife is a trade name for a type of radiation therapy known as SBRT, or stereotactic body radiation. Each has a slightly different delivery system.
    I had SBRT for two lung cancer lesions last July and my latest PET/CT shows no signs of recurring disease.

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    Hello Jody4auntie

    Cyberknife is a robotic delivered radiation system. It can be very precise and effective. Most often it is used on tumors in the brain. However can can be used to treat a variety of conditions in various parts of the body.

    Are they planning on using on your aunt on her lung? One or both? If you can provide us a little more information it may help us to understand her situation better.

    Jodie
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same

 

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