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The tumor is completely gone!!!!

March 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Travis went to Palo Alto on Monday to have an MRI.  On Tuesday he saw Dr. Adler and was told that his tumor is completely gone.  As exciting as it is I still don’t think it has sunk in all the way. In my opinion, this is proof that CyberKnife radiation works.  It is the […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · Dr. Adler · radiation · Radiosurgery · recovery · Schwannoma military · Stanford · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor · update

New non-invasive treatment for Trigeminal Schwannoma-CyberKnife

March 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The other night while doing my nightly research I came across the most wonderful article.  It was just published in February 2009. Dr. John Adler, the best neurosurgeon in the world (the surgeon who has been taking care of Travis) has reported that 13 consecutive patients with Trigeminal Schwannomas were treated with CyberKnife between 2003-2007.  […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · Dr. Adler · radiation · Radiosurgery · surgery · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor

Radiation done….a happy ending :)

November 9th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Today was not so exciting.  Travis had his second and last treatment of CyberKnife radiation.  While Travis was getting radiated I spoke with a couple who were in the waiting room.  There was a man there who was given 6 months to live after being diagnosed with lung cancer.  He had radiation and 9 ½ […]

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · follow up · happy · happy ending · radiation · Radiosurgery · tumor · update

The first CyberKnife Radiation treatment

November 8th, 2007 · No Comments

We got a call from Travis’s neurosurgeon.  He explained to us that the reason two treatments are needed is because the residual tumor is very close to Travis’s optic nerve.  To be safe the radiation should be broken up into two treatments.  Travis explained to his neurosurgeon that we could not really come back for […]

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Tags: Ativan · Brain Tumor · Cyberknife radiation · follow up · hospital · radiation · Radiosurgery · Stanford · tumor · update

CT Scan, Good News, Long Day

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Today started early.  Travis had a CT Scan at 7:15am.  He took an Ativan before the appointment so that he could be relaxed.  We arrived at the Radiation Therapy unit and checked in.  They took us back into an area where they introduced their selves, took a picture of Travis for identification purposes, and started […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · CT Scan · Cyberknife radiation · follow up · hospital · MRI · positive · Radiosurgery · Stanford · surgery · tumor · update

Pictures

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Slowly but surely I am getting pictures uploaded.  Please check them out and continue checking back to see more pictures.  Right now I have some of the pictures up of Travis after his second surgery.  I have a lot more to upload and I will do my best to document Travis’s radiation experience. Check out […]

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Tags: pictures · radiation · Radiosurgery · surgery · usefull info

Radiation is just around the corner

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

This time next week Travis will be finishing up his radiation.  I hope that he gets the results that we are looking for.  All we can do is hope for the best.

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · radiation · Radiosurgery · Stanford · tumor

Some Brain Tumor and Caregiver Information

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I found some useful information on www.caregiver.org.  ©Family Caregiver Alliance http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=568   Definitions A brain tumor is a collection of damaged cells that multiply out of control within the brain. Also called a neoplasm, growth, mass or lesion, a brain tumor is classified as either primary or secondary (metastatic), and can be benign or malignant. […]

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Tags: advice · brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · condition · education · family · Links · Radiosurgery · surgery · tip · tumor · usefull info

Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program in San Diego for Patients and Families

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Thank you to Eric Galvez for forwarding an email to me with the below information.  I am looking forward to the presentation because Travis is going to be having CyberKnife radiation treatment this November.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Brain Tumors and Radiosurgery: An Educational Program for Patients and Families Saturday, September 15, 2007 – 1-5pm.  This conference is made […]

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