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8/19/2012 4:51pm
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Does anyone know if chemoembolization would help for many small liver tumors.  We have 50 and the largest is 1.6 cm  Help..Margaret

edamaser - (8/19/2012 - 7:44pm)


What are the choices?  What does Dr. Sato say?


lak - (8/20/2012 - 12:45pm)

As I see it you have 3 options systemic therapy- ipilimumab pd1 but neither work quick enough that number of tumours would be out of control most likely before the immune system could respond.

Percutanous or intraheptatic perfusion available in US via a doctor called James Pingbank - I think. This would perfuse the whole liver but I think you need to do it more than once and it makes you sick

SIRT - selective internal radiation theraspheres sirspheres two trade names of same product. Availble widely in US the name I know is DR Charles Nutting of Co, It would treat the whole liver and should penetrate well that size of lesion. Left overs could be mopped up with ablation.


So one of the last 2 would be the best option. Persue both simultaneously as time is short.



margaretrogers57 - (8/22/2012 - 4:54pm)

Got results of scan at 1 month and the largest 2 are shrinking by 3 mm or so.  Don't know about the others yet.  Oncologist feels like this is working for us right now.  I feel it's a good option for us at present. Margaret

margaretrogers57 - (8/22/2012 - 5:30pm)

We had y-90 and it showed no help.  We did rt. lobe in jan. and left lobe in march.  I think it's in God's hands now.  Margaret