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How does chemoembolization kill cancer cells?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chemoembolization

Chemoembolization is a two tiered attack on tumor cells.
First, chemotherapy drugs are directly injected into the arteries that supply the tumors. Next, the arteries are embolized, or occluded, by particles, this cuts off the blood flow to the tumors.

In brief: Chemoembolization

Chemoembolization is a two tiered attack on tumor cells.
First, chemotherapy drugs are directly injected into the arteries that supply the tumors. Next, the arteries are embolized, or occluded, by particles, this cuts off the blood flow to the tumors.
Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Anoxia and chemo

With this technique a catheter is advanced through the blood vessels directly to the ones feeding the tumor. Chemotherapy mixed with particles is then given that will block off the blood vessels.
This keeps the chemo agent in the tumor helping to kill the tumor and cutting off the bllood supply helps kill the tumor as well. Not all tumor can be treated this way and treatment response can vary.

In brief: Anoxia and chemo

With this technique a catheter is advanced through the blood vessels directly to the ones feeding the tumor. Chemotherapy mixed with particles is then given that will block off the blood vessels.
This keeps the chemo agent in the tumor helping to kill the tumor and cutting off the bllood supply helps kill the tumor as well. Not all tumor can be treated this way and treatment response can vary.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Martin Radvany
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: High dose to tumor

Chemoembolization works by delivering a very high dose of chemotherapy right into the tumor. This allows for higher doses of chemotherapy with less side effects.

In brief: High dose to tumor

Chemoembolization works by delivering a very high dose of chemotherapy right into the tumor. This allows for higher doses of chemotherapy with less side effects.
Dr. Martin Radvany
Dr. Martin Radvany
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