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Laurie:  Radio surgery started out primary for brain tumors; but it has
advanced to many others now, including liver and pancreas. They are also
known for doing mats. cancers.  The Statin Is. Hos. does some 10,000
surgeries a year; so they are definitely in the know. There is no pain, no
blood; etc.  I had to respond to you as the Molers got me this new computer
brain and are expecting to work me to the bone!  LOL!  I understand they
will crack the whip on me if I don't stay in shape!!!!  Jesting with you,
they are my family and I love them all.  By the way since you have decided
to stay I put your e-mail address in my address book.  Guess your official
now....
Your friend, lillian



-----Original Message-----
From: dlpooleparty@mindspring.com <dlpooleparty@mindspring.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Laurie Poole


>Hi Joan!
>Don't consider it an intrusion at all!!  I greatly appreciate the input!  I
>am trying to research that radiosurgery program...very interesting.  This
>clip came from the Meds.com page & we're going to check with the new Dr. at
>Emory about it...
>One new type of radiation therapy is called radiosurgery. In radiosurgery,
>radiation is directly focused on the tumor, and involves as little normal
>tissue as possible. Radiosurgery is usually used as treatment of tumors
that
>involve the brain.
>Cryosurgery freezes the tumor and kills it. Photodynamic therapy uses a
>certain type of light and a special chemical to kill cancer cells. Laser
>therapy uses a narrow beam of light to kill cancer cells. Cryosurgery and
>photodynamic therapy are usually used in clinical trials.
>Staten Island sounds promising.  Can't wait to hear more on their programs.
>I am absolutely elated with this group I have found - you are all truly
>angels - you're always there watching out for each other!  I will stay...
>Thanks!
>Laurie
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joan <zaiger@cdsnet.net>
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 5:34 AM
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Laurie Poole
>
>
>>I hope you don't mind my intrusion--Laurie, my husband has nsclc, but not
>only
>>does he have a primary in the upper right lung but he has many small
>nodules
>>throughout both lungs, making conventional radiation or surgery
impossible.
>He has
>>been on carboplatin and taxol, but is now on Navelbine alone. We were told
>there
>>was nothing more than that they could do for him, but we applied to Staten
>Island
>>University of Health, and he was accepted into their stereotactic body
>>radiosurgery program there. They treat many kinds of cancer there with
this
>>procedure. Even though we live in Oregon, we have decided to give it a
try.
>They
>>are very nice people. My husband is 71, he starts his treatments on April
>8. He
>>was diagnosed in December of 1997. Conventional radiation would have taken
>his
>>entire lung because of the location of the small tumors.
>>
>>The wonderful people on this forum have done more for us than you could
>possible
>>imagine, so stay with us. Your friend, Joan
>>
>>CCR0417@AOL.COM wrote:
>>
>>> Laurie,
>>> My Dad, age 75, has NSCLC. Orig in both lungs and some nodes.  Smaller
>new
>>> growths in the rt lung cancer were removed and has not returned, thank
>God!
>>> He was dx on 8/24/98 and has had been having chemo since Oct. (taxoltier
>&
>>> carboplatin).  Everything I had read indicated that NSCLC doesn't
respond
>to
>>> chemo, only to radiation so I was very much opposed to the chemo therapy
>that
>>> he and his doctor chose.  Additionally, my father refused a 2nd opinion,
>so I
>>> was really terrified.
>>>
>>> Though the chemo is pretty hard on him it is WORKING!  There has been no
>>> return of the cancer or spread of it thus far, again THANK GOD!  The
>larger
>>> primary tumor in the left lung, which was originally the size of a
walnut
>has
>>> shrunk a great deal, so the doctor says.  Also my father's voice has
>returned;
>>> he lost his voice completely after a bronchioscope last October.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps you to consider the option of chemo.
>>>
>>> Chris R.
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