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Possible world’s first: Physicians use CyberKnife to treat vocal cord cancer

A physician-controlled robotic device that destroys tumors with highly precise doses of radiation
Stephen Wiley, a lifelong cowboy from Terrell, has helped UT Southwestern Medical Center pioneer a new treatment for vocal cord cancer. Mr. Wiley volunteered to be the world’s first known patient to be treated for vocal cord cancer with CyberKnife, a physician-controlled robotic device that destroys tumors with highly precise doses of radiation.

Mr. Wiley, a yard driver for a manufacturing

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