CyberKnife Patient Forum
Which Clinic to use and the difference between pallitive & Curative treatment
My 43 year old husband has been diagnosed with Cancer of the Ampular vartar. It has invaded the head & body of the Pancreas and is around 5cm by 5cm. He also had 2 x 1 cm peritoneum nodules seen on his first CT. He has had a stent fitted as he became jaundice. We approached The CK Centre in London & were point blank refused any help and the consultant never even bothered to look at my husband’s CT scans he just dismissed him without a consultation as in the referral letter our surgeon had mentioned he had peritoneum spread... We never gave up and continued our search to find a solution. We approached both Sanford & Turkey & they both invited my husband to send his details. We went to see the consultant @ Sanford & were very impressed by the level of knowledge all the staff had but the cost is so high in comparison to Turkey. They requested a PET scan to determine the existent of the spread before offering treatment. He has had 6 courses of Gemcitaben & cisplat and the nodules in the peritoneum where no longer visible by the CT scan. On a recent PET scan as well as the primary tumour, which had a low uptake of fluid, they found 2 small strings of cancer in his peritoneum but none anywhere else. He is not a candidate for surgery because of vessel invasion. He is in very good health other than this. We have approached a couple of Clinics to see if they would consider him and they have asked for his scans. It’s now a waiting game but I wonder if anyone could say how to determine the best clinic to use? Also is there any difference in the treatment between Palliative & Curative with CK. Thanks.
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center(405) email@example.comMail to:Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.Southwest Radiation Oncology1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101Oklahoma City, OK 73102