Interventional Radiology Tube Procedure

Posted by minimia @minimia, Jul 4 1:17pm

Can anyone explain what interventional radiology tube procedure is and how it works in conjunction with chemotherapy to help shrink/reduce a pancreatic tumor? Are their side effects with the radiation like the chemo therapy? My father-in law will be starting radiation in the near future in addition to his chemo…

Here's some information about interventional radiotherapy.
– Interventional Radiology: The Basics https://www.oncolink.org/cancer-treatment/interventional-specialties/interventional-radiology-the-basics

@minimia, can you elaborate. What is interventional radiology procedure will your father be getting?

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I am not exactly sure but he will have his regular chemo today and then go back tomorrow to have a tube put in to deliver a radiation protocol in addition to the chemo for 5 days; to I assume to help shrink the pancreatic tumor to help make him a better candidate for surgery (whipple) procedure so was wondering what side effects from the radiation; My family was thinking of planning a visit around his chemo "bad' days.. We should more know more after the next two visits,

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Good luck today, @minimia. I hope you will learn what type of radiation he will have. Perhaps it is Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) or Radioembolization (SIRspheres or THERAspheres).

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@colleenyoung

Good luck today, @minimia. I hope you will learn what type of radiation he will have. Perhaps it is Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) or Radioembolization (SIRspheres or THERAspheres).

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@minimia, just checking in. Did you learn more? What type of radiation will your father-in-law have? Did he start?

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