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Has anyone had improvement of carcinoma after chemoembolization?

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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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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Should a liver cancer patient receive the 4th tace treatment or not ? 60yrs old, surviving 5th year after surgery of getting rid of a bottom tip of liver (5cm) has to make a decision whether to take another treatment, transarterial chemoembolization. Diag

Should a liver cancer patient receive the 4th tace treatment or not ? 60yrs old, surviving 5th year after surgery of getting rid of a bottom tip of liver (5cm) has to make a decision whether to take another treatment, transarterial chemoembolization. Diag

Quality of life: Tace doesn't cure liver cancer. It will help extend life in some patients. If you have tolerated treatments in the past without much difficultly it is likely you will not have a huge problem with this treatment either and it could help to extend your life. If you have a really hard time with the procedure and are sick for weeks afterwards you have to take that into account. ...Read more

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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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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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How to reduce jaundice, birlubin enzme is 3.1. Cause is liver metastatic cancer. Chemotherapy is not possible as well as chemoembolization! any help?

How to reduce jaundice, birlubin enzme is 3.1. Cause is liver metastatic cancer. Chemotherapy is not possible as well as chemoembolization! any help?

Consider Radiation : Radiation therapy to the liver may be helpful to reduce symptoms related to liver metastases. Treatment is very minimal compared to other organs treated for metastatic disease and is usually well tolerated. ...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

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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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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