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What are the effects of radioembolization?

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In several small studies, radioembolization delayed progression of colorectal cancer after its spread to the liver. Radioembolization also has been shown to shrink hepatocellular carcinomas. So far, there is a small amount of evidence that people who get radioembolization and chemotherapy for cancer in the liver live longer than people receiving chemotherapy only. Larger clinical trials are under way that should help answer questions about radioembolization’s benefits. Many people experience symptoms of fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, fever, and loss of appetite after radioembolization.

From: Radioembolization WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Nicolay, N. 2009;. Kennedy, A. 2010. Naymagon, S. 2010. Gray, B. , 2001. Radiologyinfo.org: "Radioembolization."  




Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Cancer Journal, Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Annals of Oncology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: Nicolay, N. 2009;. Kennedy, A. 2010. Naymagon, S. 2010. Gray, B. , 2001. Radiologyinfo.org: "Radioembolization."  




Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Cancer Journal, Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Annals of Oncology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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