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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is the chemoembolization possible with tumor in liver 15 cm & 7.5 cm! with fatigue & dysfunction liver as well ! sh is 65 yrs and had colon cancer?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possible yes: Commonly performed teaching centers. Have had a few patients that are out over five years colon cancer embolization and subsequent resection. All performed johns hopkins.
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Difficult: That is a large tumor to try and chemoembolize. It might have to be done more than once after it shrinks from another embolization. If only one lobe of the liver is involved, partial removal of the liver might be another possible therapy.
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe: Tough to know for certain. Much depends on the patients functional status. Y90 is often better tolerated than chemo embolization and could also be considered.
Last updated Jan 23, 2016


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