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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Gamma knife: Is ONE option but please get a second opinion. Some docs may suggest monitoring it to see about growth or lack thereof. Please do what doctors say a ... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends on size: Gamma knife and stereotactic radiosurgery (srs) are terms that are used interchangeably. What it refers to is focused beam radiosurgery. Gamma knife i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Powerful penetration: Of the three electromagnetic radiation energies , alfa rays hardly pass through a paper, beta rays will penetrate, gama rays are most powerful radiat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Powerful: Gamma ray are very powerful ionised radiation, can kill cancer cells, even penetrate certain metals , could be focused to a pin point at a deep porst ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hmmm: Most colon cancers are treated with surgery and possibly chemotherapy. Rectal cancers are treated with a combination of surgery and possibly chemo and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Radiation is one method of treating lung cancer, and is effective if the lesion is small, and peripherally located. Once the lesion is treated, a scar ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can treat myeloma: If bone cancer refers to multiple myeloma, then yes radiation therapy is used to treat myeloma. Usually this is a localized use such as around a pend ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: If the cancer is from the liver cure is only possible by surgery. If the cancer has spread to the liver and there is only one spot of metastasis then ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Yes: See wiki for good discussion.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Duma
35 years experience in Neurosurgery
Insurance covers....: Gamma Knife is one of my specialties. I have been using it for 24 years, and have treated more than 7000 patients to date. Every single insurance carr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Imperato
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Chemo is treatment: Leukemia is primarily treated with chemotherapy. Radiation has been used in the past for so called "sanctuary" sites like the brain and scrotum. Howev ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Mostly: Radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer but there are a handful of benign conditions (trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, ateriovenous mal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can be very effectiv: Radiation therapy is commonly used and is highly effective for treatment of lymphomas but only for early stages(Mostly stage-1 and some cases of stage ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
High cure rate: The prognosis for dcis after lumpectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy is great. The average cure rate is more than 95% (of course small tumor size, l ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Cancer of the esophagus that has invaded is seldom cured, and surgery is the usual means. There is talk of occasional cures by very aggressive radioth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Fairly effective: Best used in the neoadjuvant setting to reduce the size of a rectosigmoid lesion to improve operability. In terms of long term survival this has not ... Read More
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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
GBM and Radiation: GBM, or glioblastoma, is the highest grade brain tumor. It tends to grow rapidly. Unfortunately it is one of the CA we have trouble controlling. Even ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Partially effective: The best approach for colon cancer is resection. If lesion is large such as one in the rectosigmoid, then RT plus chemo can be employed to reduce the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Fairly effective: Radiation plays an important role in treating breast cancer. In the neoadjuvant setting it can reduce the size of a relatively large lesion making su ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not very: The gold standard for melanoma is surgical excision.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Very: Radiation is the treatment of choice for bone mets its very effective palliative therapy for cancer with bone mets.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
There are many: Isotopes in use for cancer and benign disease treatment - the list goes from the original radium being re-tooled for prostate treatment to iodine isot ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Moynihan
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment: Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are loc ... Read More

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