cyberknife treatment

United States

#1 Aug 26, 2010
I am wondering if anyone out there has had experience with cyberknife therepy. My husband has first stage lung cancer, that is contained and about the size of his small fingernail. He also has heart issues and I am very worried about how hard surgery will be for him. Looking for information!

Calgary, Canada

#3 Sep 3, 2010

Study: 100% 3-Year Survival for Patients with Early Lung Cancer & Good Lung Function with Radical Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Cyberknife)

Radiosurgery for lung cancer may control up to 97% of lung cancers

A prime target is lung cancer, where the standard treatment is surgery to remove diseased tissue, says Eric Lindquist, a senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Accuray, Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif., company that makes the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery platform. "But it's highly invasive, meaning the patient will have scars, a long healing time and blood loss," he adds.

Lindquist believes that early-stage non–small cell lung cancer patients treated with targeted, high-dose radiation delivered in three or four treatments can have the same, if not better, chance of survival as patients undergoing surgery. To prove this, Accuray has partnered with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on a clinical study to compare survival rates between traditional surgery and CyberKnife three years after treatment. Accuray and M. D. Anderson hope to have their study, which began in 2007 and may include more than 1,000 patients, wrapped up by the end of 2013.

Laurel, DE

#4 Sep 9, 2010
is this the same thing as a gamma knife.

Huntington Station, NY

#5 Sep 10, 2010
kat wrote:
is this the same thing as a gamma knife.
Gamma Knife is different and is used solely for brain lesions.
#6 Sep 23, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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