Stereotactic Radiation/Cyber Knife
Hello to you all. I wonder if any of you knowledgeable folk can offer information or comment on my recent experience with stereotactic radiation.
I underwent five sessions of stereotactic radiation three months ago following eight cycles of Folfiri and cetuximab. This in response to three very small nodules which appeared in my left lung after three years in remission. I had a CT scan three weeks ago to evaluate the impact of the stereotactic Radiation on the nodules. Apparently a scan any sooner wouldn’t have enabled them to evaluate any changes in the small nodules because of the inflammation which this treatment creates.
Well, I saw the consultant last Thursday and he advised that the nodules were actually “bulkier “(his word) than prior to the treatment. He said the makers of the equipment used for this treatment say this can happen, however, neither he or his colleagues have previously seen this occur. The plan now is for another scan in three months. The consultant did make the point that as yet they don’t know this is bad news...it just feels that way right now. I did ask if the treatment could be repeated? He ruled that out stating it was very much a one off treatment.