• How effective is Cyberknife for detroying Lung Cancer

    Asked by carezeb on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    How effective is Cyberknife for detroying Lung Cancer

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    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Cyberknife is a trade mark for the equipment. IMRT, SBRT is the typical Radiation given for lung cancer and it can kill the tumor dead as a door nail. However Chemo/Radiation and surgery is a better option for cancer beyond stage II. And Radiation and chemo is suggested for Stage IB and beyond. Radiation works best when given with Chemo at the same time.

      almost 4 years ago
    • shopaholic25's Avatar
      shopaholic25 (Best Answer!)

      I am a non-smoker who ended up with lung cancer, stage 4. I was diagnosed in April 2012 and I have a mass in the left lung and cancer in the lymph nodes & back. I had surgery & radiation on my back, and I ended up with talc in the lung because it kept filling up with fluid. It turned out to be a gene mutation, and I am taking Tarceva pills in lieu of standard chemo. I get a CT Scan every 3 months. The cancer cells shrunk somewhat, but the recent CT Scan shows that the mass in the left lung is starting to grow back.

      Since the back & lymph nodes are still okay, the doctor thinks a few of the cancer cells in the lung figured out how to pass the Tarceva blockage. They will keep me on Tarceva, but I can't take it during the radiation

      Did anyone have CyberKnife radiation? The radiologist agreed to use it on the left lung. I'm scheduled to start the week of 6/10. I'll have it done 5 times. It will be done every other day. Each will be approx. 1 hour. I heard that it does have potential side effects (i.e. bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.) that start 6 months after the radiation. If anyone had CyberKnife, I'd like to know how it went

      over 3 years ago
    • shopaholic25's Avatar
      shopaholic25

      In addition to WhatNext, I registered with Inspire for Lung Cancer Survivors. I started a topic on Inspire last week: "Did Anyone have CyberKnife Radiation?". I found that a few had Radiation Pneumonia as a result. One person sent a film produced by Stanford Medical Center. It discusses the Cyberknife procedures and side effects. Recommend that you look at that because I found it worthwhile. Please let me know if you have a problem with it.

      Nina

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lUigUYlyYro

      over 3 years ago
    • shopaholic25's Avatar
      shopaholic25

      I'm trying this again. I didn't like the way the website printed.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lUigUYlyYro

      over 3 years ago
    • shopaholic25's Avatar
      shopaholic25

      One more time...Even though I copied & pasted both times, It was adding a semi-colon that didn't belong. Don't understand why it doesn't work here. I emailed this to friends and it worked.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lUigUYlyYro

      over 3 years ago
    • shopaholic25's Avatar
      shopaholic25

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lUigUYlyYro

      This is driving me crazy. The website above was taken from the actual show. I don't know why it is being changed on this site.

      over 3 years ago

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