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Gamma knife: Doctors have different answers. Please contact Dr. Neal. ...Read more
No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through a very small incision. Gamma knife is a non-invasive procedure to deliver very carefully a high dose of radiation therapy with specialized equipment to treat a lesion or tumor with no incision. ...Read more
While I do not: Know and googled it, gk was developed in the 1950's. Requires a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist to identify the target lesion, define the adjcacent tissue tolerances, and deliver a single very large dose, typically 16 - 24 gy, depending on size to the 50% isodose line. Google says the price is frequently 20 -30% less than in the us. Charges are in the range of $25 - 35 k in the usa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not standard: The more standard non-medical treatment would be a deep brain stimulator. Determining which area to irradiate by gamma knife would be a little problematic. For DBS the surgeon and neurologist try to map out the most effective place to "turn off" with the stimulator. Couldn't do that with gamma knife. ...Read more
Yes: 5-fu is a type of chemotherapy. It can be given by iv, or in certain cases as a cream that the patient inserts into the vagina with an applicator. I'm not sure why it has been recommended to you, but it has side effects you should understand. Ask your doctor for more information. Good luck! ...Read more
Chemotherapy irinotecan failed . Mcrc pt with few small mets u under 2 cm, can ablation such as nano knife be beneficial ?
Possibly: Technology still new without good long term data. Go to an institution that has a large experience, like a University Hospital ...Read more
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You need to consult: us on Healthtap Prime. You have just given anyone access to your personal information. This is a Public Site! ...Read more
I want to know whether radio surgery (cyber knife or gamma knife) is applicable in metastatic breast cancer to liver?
Mets in liver: If someone had just one met, cyberknife, rfa, nano knife, cryo ablation or surgical resection any of them can be considered. It would be important to biopsy it and make sure what the pathology is as there is a 20% chance of having different pathology compared to the primary breast cancer. That can make a difference in systemic therapy we choose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psych? Colon cancer 1/09 stage III surg. & chemo. Tiny liver met 2/12 stage iva liver resection. Horrible anxiety & h a. Pet scan in 2 wks. prescription .5mg clonezapam 2x's day. Fear ca's return. How to cope?
Colon cancer: Confronting ones own mortality and living with a cancer that can and often recurs causes tremendous anxiety and depression. You are not alone. Unfortunately, many wonderful, talented, and smart people are confronting the same fate. Look into support groups and treatment with a psychiatrist to help you cope with this detour in life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hace 2 dias me empezo a olvidar algunas palabras. Me cuesta encontrar alguna palabra sencilla, y me cuesta recordar las canciones que canto siempre?
Neurologo: Has tenido algún golpe/trauma a la cabeza? Estas tomando algún medicamento nuevo? Te recomiendo que vayas a ver un neurólogo para que te hagan un examen neurológico completo y posiblemente tomografía del cerebro. ...Read more
Hello Doctor.I am 69 y old F,4 mo.post L5-S1Fusion with BMP & discectomy at UCLA. Per CT scan- Grade2.1 slippage, Nonunited Graft.Moder.to sev.Radicu?
Can i keep bahama cruise reserv 1mo post-op after laparoscopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer? Surgeon says no, gi/oncologist yes.
Excised, right?: If this is a benign giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, read by a pathologist, then congratulations. It is not a cause for concern. If you were given the diagnosis "giant cell tumor of bone" at this location, have a few other pathologists look at it, as this would be unusual. ...Read more
164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg a possible overdose?
Mg/kg bid: I am sorry for your loss. Dosage of Lovenox (enoxaparin) can vary depending on indication and renal function. To treat clot found in a cancer patient may have ordered 1 mg/kg. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for blood clot. Stress of surgery also can increase risk for myocardial infarction. Your doctors may have found a clot in the leg they were treating and pulmonary embolism is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What makes Trovax different from other kidney cancer meds (like nexavar, proleukin, torisel, (temsirolimus) sutent)?
Other drugs worked: Nexavar, torisel, and sutent all received FDA approval because they improved progression free survival. The initial Trovax trial was terminated early because there was little or no prospect of demonstrating a statistically significant survival benefit compared to placebo. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/16/22/5539.long ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx w/ invasive ductal carcinoma er + & pr +. Grade 2. Waiting on DCIS. Meeting w/ two oncologists & surgeon. What do I ask??
Depends tumor size: If tumor small and was non palpable but only defined on mammogram, if lesion with intraductal components smaller than 1 cm, and sentinel node bx neg. I would wait to hear about margins. Margins that are adequate about 1cm around lesion suggests lesion in high 90% cure without RT. If larger lesion then possibly RT and tamoxifen. ...Read more
Targeted radiation: Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal tissue. It offers all of the advantages of radiosurgery, but without the need for a metal head frame. With sub-millimeter accuracy, cyberknife® can be used to treat tumors, cancers, vascular abnormalities and more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers