A 60-year-old female asked:
my mother had breast cancer and metastasis into brain. she has completed imrt radiation theraphy (16 sittings) 3 weeks before. i recently came to know about srs-gammaknife radio surgery for brain which is effective than normal rt. pls need details.
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Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on how many: Stereotactic Radiosurgery otherwise know as Gammaknife, Cyberknife, etc. is highly effective and in many ways safer treatment than IMRT Radiation therapy. But it cannot be used on everyone and depends on the numbers of metastasis and the size of them. If the tumors are bigger than 3 cm and/or numerous than SRS is not recommended.
Answered on Feb 14, 2016
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