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Pancoast Tumor
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 11:02 AM
Joined: 8/29/2011
Posts: 1

Hello, My boyfriend has a pancoast tumor.  They did radiation/chemo and it shrunk from 21. to 03.  But it shrunk the wrong way.  It shrunk upwards and it is NED (not sure if 100%)  The only option to make sure it goes away is surgery.  But Dr.s are telling him that he could die on the table or be paralyzed.  He is in so much pain because the dead tissue tumor is right on his nerves.  Can this cyberknife take it off his nerves??? Please help us.  Thanks Isabelle
isabelle ferri
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 11:15 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4360

If it is not tumor now, then CK would not be helpful at all. And if it is, he would have a pretty high chance of getting loss of use of the arm and continued pain if treated with CK


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311

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Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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