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Treating Liver Metastases with SIR-Spheres

Paul Edwards

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"Much that has been learned about the treatment of liver metastases comes from reviewing common methods for managing metastatic colon cancer.  The liver is the cancer’s preferred site of metastatic spread for colon cancer.   Treatments that have been employed include surgery, radiation and blockage of the blood supply to the liver by embolization of the arteries, all with variable success.   More recently, radioactive microspheres injected directly into the tumor, called SIR-Spheres, have shown notable efficacy with very tolerable side effects."


Dr Mark Scholz is now using SIR-Spheres to treat some of his prostate cancer patients who have liver metastases.


To read more about this, click on this link.


SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres are tiny radioactive 'beads' used in selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)

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