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

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3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not alone

Chemoembolization or other ablative treatment such as radiofrequency ablation, radiosurgery cannot cure liver cancer.
However they can play an important role to slow down and control liver cancer before defiinite treatment such as liver transplant since liver cancer can be multifocal.

In brief: Not alone

Chemoembolization or other ablative treatment such as radiofrequency ablation, radiosurgery cannot cure liver cancer.
However they can play an important role to slow down and control liver cancer before defiinite treatment such as liver transplant since liver cancer can be multifocal.
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Chemoembolization is not a curative therapy - it is only palliative, meaning life prolonging.

In brief: No

Chemoembolization is not a curative therapy - it is only palliative, meaning life prolonging.
Dr. Eric Chen
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