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What will be the outcome of chemoembolization?

What will be the outcome of chemoembolization?

Depends: Chemoembolization to treat malignancies seldom destroys the whole thing. Outcome depends on how "vascular" the tumor is. Usually cells near the edge of the tumor are not destroyed. Pain, fever, sometimes more serious problems can occur with chemoembolization. ...Read more

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What happens when a liver undergoes chemoembolization?

What happens when a liver undergoes chemoembolization?

Local toxicity: Contemporary chemoembolization is done with beads that elute chemotherapy (doxorubicin) eliminating the need to plug the more proximal arteries with particles. This is one off several methods to treat liver cancer. The result is local toxicity to the liver/tumor that is exposed to the bead and tumor cell death. ...Read more

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What risk if I have done the chemoembolization of the liver?

What risk if I have done the chemoembolization of the liver?

Various: The risks associated with chemoemolization of the liver include bleeding, infection and blood vessel damage from the catheter access (just like any form of arterial catheterization) . Other risks specific to the procedure include liver damage. Embolizing too much of the liver could lead to liver failure. Also embolization can cause damage to the bile ducts and result in liver infections. ...Read more

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Has anyone had improvement of carcinoma after chemoembolization?

Yes: Chemoembolization has a role in the treatment of cancers. If there was never any improvement, this type of treatment would no longer be used. It is sometimes used in tumors of the liver. ...Read more

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What doctor on long island performs a chemoembolization for a hepatoma?

What doctor on long island performs a chemoembolization for a hepatoma?

Sirweb.org: Check www.Sirweb.Org but you may also want to look in to y90 embolization with therasphere. ...Read more

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How does chemoembolization kill cancer cells?

How does chemoembolization kill cancer cells?

2 methods: The first is that the particles/medicine clogs the blood vessels that provide essential oxygen and nutrients to the cancer growth. The second is that the chemotherapy medicine that is injected prevents the cancer cells from dividing and growing. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there ever had improvement of hepatocellular carcinoma after chemoembolization?

Yes: Many patients demonstrate shrinking of their tumors following chemoembolization. In some cases, tumors can appear entirely inactive after one or several chemoembolization procedures. While some patients unfortunately do not respond as well, chemoembolization is an established treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma that can't be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Father has liver cancer - will he have cure if chemoembolization?

Father has liver cancer - will he have cure if chemoembolization?

Not usually: Chemoembolization is injecting chemotherapy agents directly into the tumor to decrease potential side effects from the same medication given to the whole body. However, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is a difficult cancer to cure in the long term. There may be "remission", but a long term cure is less likely. ...Read more

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Remaining months after chemoembolization wiz tumor in liver 15 &7.5cm wiz fatigue & disfunction liver? I wanna know any hope pls? She is65 yrs old

Need more info: More information is necessary to answer this question. What type of tumor (hcc, neuroendocrine, etc)? How large was the tumor before chemoembolization? How many treatments have you had? How serious is the liver dysfunction? You might want to consider starting a private chat through healthtap to answer your question in more detail. ...Read more

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Survival rate of using chemoembolization 4 advançed metastatic liver? We took chemo for 2.5 yrs..Spread 2 whole liver & 2 spots in lungs?65 yrs old

Survival rate of using chemoembolization 4 advançed metastatic liver? We took chemo for 2.5 yrs..Spread 2 whole liver & 2 spots in lungs?65 yrs old

Survival: I guess it really depends on whether the lung nodules are metastases. If so, they would be considered extra hepatic metastases, and survival even with chemoembolization decreases considerably. In liver only disease, survival rates are about 2/3 at 1 year, 1/3 at 2 years, wih median survival of around 14 months (median survival with extra hepatic mets is around 3 months). ...Read more

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