Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cyberknife Breakthrough for Eye Cancer Patients

from The Indipendent Weekly, Australia:

>>A leading cancer clinic in Munich has announced that it has successfully used Cyberknife treatment to remove uveal melanomas in more than 50 eye cancer patients.

The European Cyberknife Centre in Munich, has treated more than 50 melanoma patients using Cyberknife in the last three years. In each case, the operation was carried out under local anaesthetic in a single three-hour session, with the treatment itself lasting on average about one hour.


This is extremely important news for eye cancer sufferers. Uveal melanoma is the most common form of eye cancer and has always been a difficult disease to treat. In fact, until relatively recently, the only solution for middle and large-sized tumours was to remove the patient's eye altogether.

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