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What kind of cancer is radioembolization most used for?

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  • Radioembolization is used primarily to treat cancer in the liver. The disease may take one of two forms: Cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver from a primary tumor elsewhere (such as colon or breast cancer)
  • Cancer that first arises in the liver (such as hepatocellular carcinoma)

Metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma are the cancers most often considered for radioembolization treatment.

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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