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Can cyberknife surgery be used for squamous cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Cyberknife is

Not surgery, not a knife.
.It is a linear accelerator placed on a robotic arm to deliver stereotactic radiotherapy in high but very accurate arcs or beams to ablate anatomic abnormalities. It does not care about cell type. You need to discuss if it is appropriate for your sq ca; what the alternatives are; adverse effects; cost; who pays.

In brief: Cyberknife is

Not surgery, not a knife.
.It is a linear accelerator placed on a robotic arm to deliver stereotactic radiotherapy in high but very accurate arcs or beams to ablate anatomic abnormalities. It does not care about cell type. You need to discuss if it is appropriate for your sq ca; what the alternatives are; adverse effects; cost; who pays.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Focused radiation can be used as a primary treatment or to supplement other therapies to treated squamous cell carcinoma (of the lung).

In brief: Yes

Focused radiation can be used as a primary treatment or to supplement other therapies to treated squamous cell carcinoma (of the lung).
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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