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Can cyberknife surgery be used for lung cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Results with cyberknife surgery for early stage lung cancer are similar to surgery and it is used commonly in people who are elderly or can not undergo surgery.
In certain cases, cyberknife is used for cancer spreading to the brain.

In brief: Yes

Results with cyberknife surgery for early stage lung cancer are similar to surgery and it is used commonly in people who are elderly or can not undergo surgery.
In certain cases, cyberknife is used for cancer spreading to the brain.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, depends

Yes is the short answer. It does not provide pathology.
Usually in early stage disease by itself or in combination with other radiation modalities in advance stage. In very young with good pulmonary function still not the standard of care. In elderly with poor pulmonary function we use it often. There is a randomized trial between surgery and radiosurgery that is accruing now.

In brief: Yes, depends

Yes is the short answer. It does not provide pathology.
Usually in early stage disease by itself or in combination with other radiation modalities in advance stage. In very young with good pulmonary function still not the standard of care. In elderly with poor pulmonary function we use it often. There is a randomized trial between surgery and radiosurgery that is accruing now.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Yes. Cyberknife = focused radiation treatment can treat lung cancer.
Ongoing studies are characterizing it versus surgery. However, it is often used in patients that are not fit enough to undergo surgery.

In brief: Yes.

Yes. Cyberknife = focused radiation treatment can treat lung cancer.
Ongoing studies are characterizing it versus surgery. However, it is often used in patients that are not fit enough to undergo surgery.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Absolutely

Lung cancer is actually the number one reason that patients come to our cyberknife center (oklahomack.
Com). Cyberknife was invented with lung tumors in mind, since one of its biggest advantages over older types of radiosurgery is its ability to follow tumors that move during treatment (like lung tumors).

In brief: Absolutely

Lung cancer is actually the number one reason that patients come to our cyberknife center (oklahomack.
Com). Cyberknife was invented with lung tumors in mind, since one of its biggest advantages over older types of radiosurgery is its ability to follow tumors that move during treatment (like lung tumors).
Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren
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