Apr 12, 2008 - 8:53 am
My mother (86 yrs old) was just diagnosed with stage IV cancer with tumors in her lung and on her adrenal gland. She just had a petscan done and we'll find out in two days if there is cancer in other locations. She is scheduled for a consult at the Rocky Mountain Cyberknife facility in Boulder, CO this next Thurs. Based on what I've read about it on the internet, this sounds like a very promising procedure as far killing the cancer cells with little side affects and the minimal number of radiation treatments (3-5 treatments) instead of the ~30 stereotactic treatments. Based on what the doctors have told us so far, this cancer doesn't sound like it's curable so our goal is to help my mother feel as comfortable as we can in her remaining time.