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Papillary thyroid cancer spread to scalp, lungs and esophagus, tried radioactive iodine, beam. Is cyber knife an option ?

Hi: I had papillary thyroid cancer , which spread to my scalp, lungs and around the esophagus . Had surgery to have thyroid removed and nodule removed from scalp in August, 2012. Had radioactive iodine in September, 2012. If iodine doesn t work for piece around esophagus, dr. talking possibly doing radiation beam treatment. Is it possible cyberknife could be an option instead of that?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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hi, yes chemotherapy has got very limited role in thyroid carcinoma and radiation therapy works in few cases. Cyber knife can be a good option when the nodules are limited and at critical points which are not operable. in your case, I feel it should help you. few areas can be covered by cyber knife and other areas can be covered by conventional radiotherapy. Take care.
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