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Mom with liver cancer

OGO-NYC
OGO-NYCCaregiver

Hello everyone, my mom has liver cancer and the oncologist told us, that there 2 treatments they can offer

1) Chemo Embolization

2) Radiation Embolization

I am just curious have anyone here go though any of these 2 treatments, is one better than the other, are the side effects worse in any of them.?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello OGO-NYC, What stage is your mother in? Stage determines treatment options. You can check here bluefaery.org/treatment-opt... to see specifically what type of chemo (TACE?) or radiation (SIRT?) your mother may be receiving.

I always recommend patients get a second opinion and check out clinical trials sooner than later.

I'm so sorry for the delayed response. We are just beginning to grow this community.

Take care.

Sincerely, Andrea J. Wilson

andersoncathl
andersoncathlModerator

Hi. I'm an ambassador on this site (new role for me!) and I just thought I'd check in to see how you and your mother are doing. Did you decide on a treatment option?

I have had three chemoembolizations and they were all very tolerable. I was lightly sedated because they need you to be awake in order to hold your breath at different intervals during the procedure. There is no pain except directly after the procedure, but they give you medication for that. I also was sick directly after the first two times, but the third time I had them give me medicine to counteract the nausea right away. I did not have any issues at all when I left the hospital. (They have you stay overnight for observation.) I'm 68 years old and at present I don't have any symptoms of HCC even though I do have it. I would think that your mother would be able tolerate this procedure fairly easily.

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