chemoembolization or radioembolization

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  • #95327
    marions
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    Joviony…..virtually same procedures, one uses chemotherapy drug whereas the other radioative beads.

    1. Chemoembolization kills tumor cells by blocking the blood flow to the tumor and keeping chemotherapy drugs near the tumor.
    2. Radioembolization kills tumor cells by blocking the blood flow to the tumor and keeping radioactive substances near the tumor.

    Perhaps your physician can be more explicit with his explanation.

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    Marion

    #95326
    bglass
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    Joviony,

    The article below summarizes a number of liver-directed therapies including studies regarding their results. The text discusses both treatments you are considering. The studies cited involve small numbers of patients, so indicated results may not fully predict what would happen in a large population.

    I do not have direct experience with either, but other board members who have may respond.

    http://hbsn.amegroups.com/article/view/13987/14591

    Best wishes as you investigate treatment options.

    Regards, Mary

    #13542
    joviony
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    Which of the two treatments has proven to be more effective for intrahepatic cc?
    where I live (Puerto Rico) radioembolization (y90) is not offered but the radiologist told me that it is more effective than chemoembolization and if I have the opportunity to receive the treatment in USA that I should do it
    what’s your experience on this?

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