Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cyberknife

CyberKnife-Patient(cropped)

NEW DELHI: Offering hope in several cases of technically inoperable tumours, the most advanced CyberKnife robotic radio surgery system will be available to cancer patients from next week at the Apollo Specialty Cancer hospital, Chennai

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I have been reading about Cyberknife for some time now. Similar news have been appearing in the papers since mid 2008. Initially (beginning of 2009) I was very excited about the new technology and was desperately trying to get in touch with the people at Apollo, Hyderabad and HCG, Bangalore. Me and Bishu Bhaiya tried alot. Finally after a lot of efforts, we get a reply from HCG, Bangalore. They say, they do have the machine, but it won’t be operational until the end of March 2009.

It was so arrrrgggggggghhh.

Well they were better than the people at Apollo. None of them gave me a straight answer. I remember one of the calls where I was asking about Cyberknife, and the guy at the other end kept saying huh? kya? kaun? Wife?

Lets hope that at least this news, from Apollo Chennai - is confirmed and hopefully some patients will be able to benefit from this. At least on paper, Cyberknife seems like a very practical and convenient option.

In papa’s case, Cyberknife is not being considered as of now. The treatment has already started and we want to finish up this course of treatment and after that - look at the other alternatives.

3 Opinions:

Agnel said...

Recently I had gone to Apollo for somereasons, I found a lot of people saying Apollo chennai to be the best Raj.

I hope papa recovers soon. Best wishes.

Jonyboy said...

Thanks for the updates Raj.

Your dad, you and all your loved ones, are in our daily prayers.

Good luck, mate.

L o r d R a j said...

Thanks Agnel & Jonyboy for your prayers. Thanks

CBC test and a few more tomorrow. If all is cool, we start second cycle of chemo tomorrow itself (18th March)

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