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What kind of cancer can radioembolization be used for other than metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma?

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  • Radioembolization has also been used for other forms of cancer affecting the liver, such as: Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Breast cancer or lung cancer with liver metastasis
  • Neuroendocrine tumors, such as carcinoid tumors, that have spread to the liver
  • A type of sarcoma called gastrointestinal stromal tumor

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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