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mwatto

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Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:24:43 pm »
Hi all new here. I was wondering if anyone here has had Cyberknife or GK with a cystic AN? I have a 2cm AN with two small cystic components and had Cyberknife in early 2019 with shrinking at first MRI 8 months later. I do stress despite the fact that my specialist here in Perth (Professor Joseph who has abt 30 years experience in radiation oncology) said I was an ideal candidate. I am 59 years old and the AN is in a tricky location - he said surgery would have been long and complicated. Anyhoo - I still get anxious based on conflicting info re cystic unpredictability and radiation. It helps to know how others are going!
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

gbly

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 10:14:31 am »
Good day mwatto.
I don't have they cystic AN, but from the different videos and discussions I have been reading about the cystic respond wonderfully to cyberknife. Which it sounds like you got those results.  I know we will all stress, it is just how it goes.
I am starting CK next week, so excited to get the party started, but will always worry if I should have removed it surgically.  Then again the surgery always has the concerns for me.   I just am not ready for that, and the radiation statistics seems to exceed surgery these days.

I have a rapid growth and they say that they respond well since they are cells not the spongy tissue. Grew fast so more cells than sponge???
Anyway I will take those odds.

Keep positive and embrace all of the little moments as well.
gbly
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mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 10:07:07 pm »
Thats so funny! I just replied to your post too! Thank you for the response - yes so far so good :-) 
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

gbly

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 08:35:22 am »
Thank you and I will keep everyone posted on how it goes.
Please let me know how you MRI goes.
GB

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 08:25:03 pm »
Hi mwatto,

I had CK 5 years ago on my cystic AN. The cystic component is now less visible on MRI and overall feeling good as time ticks on.

wishing you good health,

Stella
2.9 x 2.9 x 2.5cm Left AN (May 2020) @5yrs
2.9 cm (Mar 2019) @4yrs
2.9 cm (Aug 2018) @3yrs
3.1 cm (Aug 2017) @2yrs
3.2 cm (Aug 2016) @1yr
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5cm Left AN (Aug 2015) ==> CK @ Stanford, August 17-19, 2015 (Drs. Chang & Soltys)

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 10:42:34 pm »
Stella,
That is great news and always good to hear how the progress is going.  5 years, I'd take that!
Thank you for the update.
gbly

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 10:58:52 pm »
Hi gbly,

Thanks  :D ! (the latest full update is here: https://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=22640.msg979781118#msg979781118)

Wishing you great success and healing from your treatment with proton therapy.

Stella
2.9 x 2.9 x 2.5cm Left AN (May 2020) @5yrs
2.9 cm (Mar 2019) @4yrs
2.9 cm (Aug 2018) @3yrs
3.1 cm (Aug 2017) @2yrs
3.2 cm (Aug 2016) @1yr
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5cm Left AN (Aug 2015) ==> CK @ Stanford, August 17-19, 2015 (Drs. Chang & Soltys)

mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 10:20:59 pm »
Hey Stella - you made my day! Getting my second MRI result and consult this Monday and this post put a smile on my face!   ;D
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

SP

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 12:18:51 am »
Hi Michele,
lots of luck for positive outcomes  :D

Stella
2.9 x 2.9 x 2.5cm Left AN (May 2020) @5yrs
2.9 cm (Mar 2019) @4yrs
2.9 cm (Aug 2018) @3yrs
3.1 cm (Aug 2017) @2yrs
3.2 cm (Aug 2016) @1yr
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5cm Left AN (Aug 2015) ==> CK @ Stanford, August 17-19, 2015 (Drs. Chang & Soltys)

mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 12:23:36 am »
Thanks heaps Stella :-) I feel wonderful two years out - really fantastic actually!
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021, 02:02:39 pm »
I just got results yesterday for a followup scan.  My cyberknife treatment was two years ago.  I had mixed cystic.  Doing well.

23 x 16 x 13 mm=> 11 x 10 x 9 mm
Diagnosed 12/11/2018
Mixed cystic
2019-01: 23 x 16 x 13 mm
2020-01: 13 x 13 x 12 mm
2021-01: 11 x 10 x 9 mm

mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2021, 12:15:57 am »
Thats really good to know erntina! All good here also despite first time in lockdown (Perth Australia)
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 07:20:59 pm »
hey Stella how are you going? I am still getting some nerve pain around ear (still cant sleep on the said two years out from CK) other than insomnia am doing well - hearing and balance fine. I am now taking Bio 30 after chatting on email with Prof Maruto as he has spent many years studying on the NF2 pathways which  similar to sporadic which I have. Wish I could compare with others taking...seems no one is.
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

SP

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2021, 12:20:38 am »
going ok Michele -- except for lack of sleep & I struggle a bit when i forget to wear my hearing aid on left.

what is the Bio 30 ?? (is it propolis?) -- do you know what the therapeutic benefit is for the NF2 pathway?

Stella
2.9 x 2.9 x 2.5cm Left AN (May 2020) @5yrs
2.9 cm (Mar 2019) @4yrs
2.9 cm (Aug 2018) @3yrs
3.1 cm (Aug 2017) @2yrs
3.2 cm (Aug 2016) @1yr
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5cm Left AN (Aug 2015) ==> CK @ Stanford, August 17-19, 2015 (Drs. Chang & Soltys)

mwatto

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Re: Cystic AN and Cyberknife
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2021, 02:16:58 am »
Hi Stella yup me too re insomnia I am still on melatonin and today my naturopath suggested I try a sample of Kava (no alcohol allowed). The Bio 30 is interesting it was mentioned way back in 2011 in the Nf2 forums. I contacted Prof Maruto who tsuggested that acoustic neuromas have same pathway affected. He shared some papers with me. Stuff tastes vile but I mix in with honey. It is bee propolis so not if you have allergies- I dont. Tried to attach but I cant. Anyways google it here is one link from Manuka health. http://www.bio30.com/ and here https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23193630_CAPE_Caffeic_Acid_Phenethyl_Ester-based_Propolis_Extract_Bio_30_Suppresses_the_Growth_of_Human_Neurofibromatosis_NF_Tumor_Xenografts_in_Mice
Michele
20 x19x14mm AN diagnosed Feb 2019. Cyberknife .
Mri Oct 2019 showed shrinking to: 18x17x13 mm.
Mri Oct 2020 - no cystic components visible now. Slight shrinking, stable.

 


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