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Can you get gamma knife surgery of the brain more than one time?

Mom had it in early december. They radiated 4 2 cm tumors and because she has severe headaches again the doctor is sending her for another MRI on friday.

My brother and I are prepairing some questions and we were wondering if you can have the gamma more than once?

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I'm not sure, but as Peggy said, I believe the answer is yes.

I had Stereotactic Radiation in June 2004. I had a 2cm brain

tumor removed April 2004. You might want to post this

question in ask the experts section. The doctors there are really

good about answering qyuestions. Hope this helps and

prayers fro your mom...

God Bless and prayers,


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Dear Randi,

My neuro-oncologist (name is Einstein - isn't that a kick?), said that he can keep zapping my brain tumors with the Gamma Knife till the cows come home. He prefers at least a 6 month period between hitting the exact same spot but he feels confident that as long as I choose to continue treatment, it wont be the brain mets that take me home.

I'll be praying for your Mom.

Take Care,


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