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Oct 29, 2017 · Esophagus issues in Digestive Health

I just got over a bout of aspiration pneumonia. 168 antibiotic pills later and I think I’m back to normal. Had a barium swallow and radiologist sent me packing after one film which showed achalasia of the esophagus. My gastroenterologist want me to consider a procedure on the esophagus and I know there are several to be considered but don’t know precisely what they are. Have been trying to get an appointment at Mayo’s but have not yet succeeded. Any suggestions? We were In MN in June but or unrelated problem

Aug 24, 2017 · Meningiomas. Gamma knife or Cyber Knife. Which is more effective ? in Brain Tumor

I urge anyone with a single brain meningioma to research Proton Beam Radiation. One of the Mayo Clinics has that treatment. I had it in Bloomington, Indiana 6 years ago with absolutely clear followup MRI’s every year since. When you research, pay attention to the Bragg Peak phenomenon – the radiation goes no further than the tumor (unlike the Cyber and Gamma Knife treatments) I am on Medicare with Anthem BC BS supplement and it was totally covered. My tumor was up against the brain stem. The linear accelerator in Bloomington was aging and that facility was closed. My husband and I refer to our time as “one of our best vacations”. I felt good the entire time.

Jul 30, 2017 · Meningiomas. Gamma knife or Cyber Knife. Which is more effective ? in Brain Tumor

I had Proton Beam Radiation – 6 weeks – 7 minute treatments daily – had no side effects, felt great the entire 6 weeks. The Bragg Peak phenomena means that radiation drops to “nothing” immediately. 6 years later, just had MRI – absolutely no growth – Dr. said “tumor was killed but stays in place”
I’m pretty sure the Phoenix Mayo has the equipment. Google this and consider it –

Feb 5, 2017 · Meningioma - I'm scared to watch and wait in Brain Tumor

See reply from fiddle mama. I was also told that surgery was not an option. Proton Beam was a miracle answer for me.

Feb 5, 2017 · Meningioma - I'm scared to watch and wait in Brain Tumor

Have you looked into Proton Beam Radiation Treatment – My meningioma was 5 years ago, up against the brain stem. Proton Beam has has an amazing Bragg-Peak phenomenon that prevent radiation from traveling beyond the tumor. Do some study on this.

Feb 3, 2017 · Followup benign meningioma in Brain Tumor

No – I just didn’t want to add to health care $$’s if it isn’t called for. My radiation oncologist is out of touch for me. Thanks

Feb 3, 2017 · Followup benign meningioma in Brain Tumor

Benign meningioma up against brain stem – 2011 – treated with Proton Beam – yearly MRI’s since have shown no increase in size. How long should I continue to get MRI’s (with contrast) , special lab tests, and avoidance of soy/estrogen/etc.???