Chemotherapy embolization helpful for advanced liver metastatic cancer after getting high enzymes and fatigue from normal chemo? Patient is 65 yrs old

Apparently, yes. This procedre involves chemotherapy given through the main blood vessel of the tumor and then putting an embolizsation agent in the vessel to block it. This allows for the highest possible concentration to be in contact with the tumor for a longer time period. It can be painful, and you need to be immobile for up to 6 hours afterward. But it is used most often for liver cancer. Best of luck.
Chemotherapy. Embolization therapy may help delivers lower dosage directly to tumor. Is a bit invasive but helpful.

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