23 Feb, 2013
cancer, cyberknife, patient, patient care, patient testimonial, radiation, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, radiotherapy, tumor
Dear Dr. Mak, Dr. Grace, Thomas, Edwin, Aileen, Paula and Edith:
Thank you all for taking such good care of me during the planning and delivery of my CyberKnife treatment. I really appreciate the attentive and compassionate care that I have received the entire time I have been coming. Thanks again!
~ L.L. (diagnosed with adrenal metastasis)
A great article on how a prostate cancer patient won battle against his insurance company for coverage on the CyberKnife treatment. As indicated in the article, the FDA approved the CyberKnife treatment more than a decade ago. Instead of undergoing 40 fractions of external radiation therapy or major surgery, CyberKnife only takes 4 treatment which offers a much more convenient and minimally invasive alternative for patients. Unfortunately, we still occasionally get denials from the insurance companies. Hopefully, they will soon recognize the benefits that CyberKnife offers and will make it available for all their patients.
I-Team: Insurance company makes exception for prostate cancer patient.
“I did not know what to expect, but I had very caring people letting me know the process was nothing to be afraid of. What I liked was the assurance that all would be done in no time and the confidence they gave me.”
~ O.E diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia
We just received another wonderful patient testimonial =) Today is a happy day =)
“I had no idea what to expect with the new treatment. I was very pleasantly surprised that the whole experience has been so easy. I had no pain or after effects of any kind. The doctors and the staff have been most helpful and took good care of me. All my questions were answered and I have felt comfortable at all times throughout the procedure.”