Have you had TACE or SirSpheres radiation treatment? Please share

Posted by Sue @sue_in_delaware, Oct 4, 2015

Does anyone have experience with receiving TACE or SirSpheres, which are 2 types of radiation to the cancer tumor. I have colon cancer with mets to the liver. I’ve had 8 chemo treatments since starting chemo on April 22, 2015 and the 7.2 tumor in my liver has only shrunk to 6.2. They want it smaller before trying resection surgery. I’m wondering about the side effects of the TACE or Sir Sphreres treatments, pros and cons, risks and benefits etc. Thanks!

yes the pain is gone I should clear up when this first started 10/11/15 is when they found the hcc with a ct and mir I have stage 4 cirrhosis the mir i am referring to is the 4th since hcc was found and treated also after tace the next day I received rfa I am being treated at um jackson memorial in fl was referred for transplant but delayed to wait for ct and my meld score went down 4 points

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Hi, my husband had his SIRT on June 28 and August 10. Interventional radiology did a baseline CT before the first procedure and the next IR ordered CT isn’t until November 10. They said there can be a lot of inflammation and won’t get an accurate CT result until November because of that. Maybe that helps answer your question?

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@sara1257

yes the pain is gone I should clear up when this first started 10/11/15 is when they found the hcc with a ct and mir I have stage 4 cirrhosis the mir i am referring to is the 4th since hcc was found and treated also after tace the next day I received rfa I am being treated at um jackson memorial in fl was referred for transplant but delayed to wait for ct and my meld score went down 4 points

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Sara, you may also be interested in following the Transplants group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/
In particular, these discussions:
Liver transplant – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/liver-transplant-2221d5/
Getting listed – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/getting-listed/

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