Cyberknife experiences?

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Cyberknife experiences?

by Anneke on Sun Jan 06, 2013 09:45 PM

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Dear all,

My husband recently finished his 12th session of Folfirinox. Latest CT scan showed very little activity left on the pancreas and the mets in the liver. We're hanging in there, I hope you will too!

As a possible next step we're considering "cyberknife". I have not found any information on CancerCompass concerning the use of cyberknife for pancreatic cancer. I would be very interested to hear of anyone that could provide his/her story on the application of cyberknife to PC (with or without mets).

Love from Holland,

Anna

RE: Cyberknife experiences?

by CKMIA on Mon Jan 07, 2013 05:12 PM

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Dear Anna,

CyberKnife has been used since 2003 in the US. Pancreatic CA and liver mets are both treated with CyberKnife. Please check www.therss.orgfor information on treatment. This is a very useful website and allows you to ask questions of doctors who are experienced in CyberKnife.

There is an excellent center in Germany,

European Cyberknife Center Munich
Max Lebsche Platz 31
D - 81377 Munich, Germany

Phone: +49 - 89 - 452 336 - 0
Fax: +49 - 89 - 452 336 - 16

info@cyber-knife.net

Regards,

Gail

RE: Cyberknife experiences?

by Anneke on Mon Jan 07, 2013 05:32 PM

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Dear Gail,

Thank you very much for your quick reply. We will check the link on information!

Kind regards,

Anna

 

RE: Cyberknife experiences?

by CKMIA on Mon Jan 07, 2013 06:15 PM

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You are welcome. Good luck, Cyberknife is a wonderful technology. I had my mother treated almost 2 years ago.

Gail

RE: Cyberknife experiences?

by sterne on Fri Jan 18, 2013 06:35 PM

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On Jan 06, 2013 9:45 PM Anneke wrote:

Dear all,

My husband recently finished his 12th session of Folfirinox. Latest CT scan showed very little activity left on the pancreas and the mets in the liver. We're hanging in there, I hope you will too!

As a possible next step we're considering "cyberknife". I have not found any information on CancerCompass concerning the use of cyberknife for pancreatic cancer. I would be very interested to hear of anyone that could provide his/her story on the application of cyberknife to PC (with or without mets).

Love from Holland,

Anna

I had the Cyberknife radiation done by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, USA, last July and it was a breeze!  It essentially "killed" my pancreatic tumor.  Unfortunately, the pancreatic cancer spread later to my ovaries (very rare condition), but I had those out and I am doing okay now (still on chemo, but able to work and take care of my family).  I was diagnosed at Stage 3 inoperable on Dec. 1, 2011.  

I completely recommend the Cyberknife treatment - IF you get it done by people who know what they are doing (have done it for a long time, etc.).  Ask those kinds of questions.  You don't want to get treated by anyone who has just gotten a new "toy."  

Hope this helps!

Liz

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