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High-Dose Radiotherapy/Stereotactic ablative radiation-research (Recap of Lost Posts, Topic Created by LisaPizza on Nov 01, 2018

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This recap includes posts that were lost during CSN's data outage from 10/29/18 to 1/30/19.

 LisaPizza

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Interesting research:

ASTRO 2018: High-Dose Radiotherapy Improves Survival Substantially in Patients With Oligometastatic Cancer

 

http://prac.co/l/y8te7pgo

 

https://www.practiceupdate.com/c/2fd4eafc-84c9-42e0-b143-7781bfd0b9c1?elsca1=soc_share-this-email&elsca2=social&elsca3=email

 

Armywife

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Wow!

They were right here in my town last week for that conference, and I had no idea.  Thank you for sharing.

 

derMaus

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:25 pm

Good post!

Thank you for posting this. I'm a big fan of stereotactic radiation - CyberKnife, in my case - because it severely restricted metastatic retroperitoneal lymph nodes that were in a location too dangerous for surgery (next to spine, on top of aorta right below kidneys). The largest was 3.5 cm. I had 5 rounds of CyberKnife in January of this year and my April CT scan indicated the largest was now 1.5 cm and the 'intensity' was below 2, in other words out of the danger zone. I'm surprised it's not used more in our type of cancer; 5 cm is about the upper size limit but it can effectively be used on many different types of tumors.

 

LisaPizza

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Yes, I thought of you! 

Yes, I thought of you! 

 

It was so interesting to me that they included multiple tumor types in their study. And that they saw such major improvements in survival which is usually none to very modest in most studies. 

 

MAbound

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:29 pm

This is Cyberknife, right?

Isn't this what DerMaus had?

Oops, you posted just before me!  Any side effects from it?

 

derMaus

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:39 pm

Very mild side effects

Only mild side effects when they brushed up against the vagus nerve (nodes were close by). I puked a couple times and that was it. Had some tiredness but nothing like external radiation, and it was over in 5 rounds spread over 2 weeks.

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