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Lytic Lesions & Radiation

Lytic Lesions & Radiation

Has anyone had a lesion return after being radiated? It's been 2.5 yrs since the radiation, 1 yr since ASCT. The lesion is on the occipital condyle (worst bone to break). They could not radiate it entirely the 1st time, as it is too close to the brain stem. It is back, supposedly the same one. The neurologist made an appt. with the Rad. Oncologist. He sees the reg. Oncologist next week. His labs have all been good.😟 I'm assuming since they could not get all of it the 1st time, it will keep… read more

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Look into Proton Beam Therapy. It’s like X-ray but much safer in risky areas. It can be tightly focused to only shape of the lesion. It has very little to no radiation overspray at the entry and exit points of the body. It’s often used for brain tumors where they can’t operate and conventional X-ray would cause too much damage.

posted 5 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

He had his Oncology appt. Dr. said "what"? Called head of Radiology. Lesion is NOT back, it is healing. Radiologist either did not read correctly, or the report was typed wrong, not quite sure. Dr. reamed out Radiology. Unbelievable.

posted 5 days ago
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