Early study found it had high accuracy, but experts say it won't replace colonoscopy anytime soon
by SJM1965 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:28 PM
My mother 68 diagnosed with stage IV aggressive on friday 4pm two days ago - they are planning to start chemo this coming friday 5 days away.
We are in Australia and no Cyberknife available. I want to know whether I should be exploring this FAST as an alternate treatment. If chemo is started will this make it not possible to have Cyber if she is a valid candidate?
1. Is she capable of long airflight to get overseas treatment
2. Can it be organised quickly enough if assessment says they give good odds on outcome
3. If it doesnt work would she still be able to have normal chemo treatment afterwards with any degree of success
Elderly father doesnt understand technology and has own health issues to deal with that my mothers condition is not helping.
Tomorrow 8am colonoscopy being done hopefully to find source?? I am guessing???
Full prognosis pending, expected tuesday. Initial discussions have suggested she has cancer in bowel, 20% of liver, lung, possibly breast, possibly spine/pelvis, bones (pain in ankle hip and shoulders)
We are not giving up hope!
PLEASE give me something to work with this week as I am only one who can explore the Cyberknife treatment for her, as not offerred by any Australian hospital!!!!!
It's costly but I will PAY!
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