Y-90 liver cancer treatment

Posted by mudshark @mudshark, Dec 8, 2019

I recently was treated with y-90 on a tumor in my liver. I am interested in knowing of others that have had experiences good, or bad, and of long term results. I have had prior resection of the liver to remove a tumor but a new tumor surfaced in a different section. I am hoping the y-90 will prove to be a more permanent solution. Thanks

Hello @mudshark and welcome to Connect,

I appreciate you starting this discussion on y-90 treatment for liver cancer. From your post it appears like you have been dealing with liver cancer for a while. When was this originally diagnosed?

I found an article on Mayo's website about a man who had the y-90 treatment and was pleased with the results. If you scroll to the bottom of the article you will see that you can join the conversation by entering your information.
https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/patient-stories/patient-thankful-y90-treatment-slows-liver-cancer

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mudshark and welcome to Connect,

I appreciate you starting this discussion on y-90 treatment for liver cancer. From your post it appears like you have been dealing with liver cancer for a while. When was this originally diagnosed?

I found an article on Mayo's website about a man who had the y-90 treatment and was pleased with the results. If you scroll to the bottom of the article you will see that you can join the conversation by entering your information.
https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/patient-stories/patient-thankful-y90-treatment-slows-liver-cancer

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I was first diagnosed With HCC early in 2018. I had lymphoma in 2004. After 10 years of follow up on the Lymphoma I thought cancer was behind me.

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@mudshark

I was first diagnosed With HCC early in 2018. I had lymphoma in 2004. After 10 years of follow up on the Lymphoma I thought cancer was behind me.

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Hello @mudshark,

I understand the feeling of a recurrence of cancer after you feel it is "behind me." I have had three surgeries for a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumors/carcinoid cancer. My third surgery was 11 years after the second surgery.

Is your lymphoma in remission now?

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Hi @mudshark, I'd like to add my welcome. I'd also like to bring @tomewilson @afrancesca and @jerrydrennan who have talked about radioembolization (Y90) treatment.

Mudshark, (interested username) Did you experience any side effects of post-embolization syndrome, like fatigue, nausea, vomiting or fever? When will you have followup to discuss the effectiveness of the treatment?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mudshark,

I understand the feeling of a recurrence of cancer after you feel it is "behind me." I have had three surgeries for a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumors/carcinoid cancer. My third surgery was 11 years after the second surgery.

Is your lymphoma in remission now?

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The lymphoma is in remission. I have been declared cured of it.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @mudshark, I'd like to add my welcome. I'd also like to bring @tomewilson @afrancesca and @jerrydrennan who have talked about radioembolization (Y90) treatment.

Mudshark, (interested username) Did you experience any side effects of post-embolization syndrome, like fatigue, nausea, vomiting or fever? When will you have followup to discuss the effectiveness of the treatment?

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I did not have a lot of bad side effects. Mostly a pain in my side, and fatigue. Both of which were pretty much what they told me would be possible. Today is 10 days after the procedure and I am beginning to feel pretty good.

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@mudshark

I did not have a lot of bad side effects. Mostly a pain in my side, and fatigue. Both of which were pretty much what they told me would be possible. Today is 10 days after the procedure and I am beginning to feel pretty good.

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I am scheduled for the y90 treatment for a liver tumor in July. I wan curious to hear of your experience since your's what awhile ago.

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@digibson

I am scheduled for the y90 treatment for a liver tumor in July. I wan curious to hear of your experience since your's what awhile ago.

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Hi @digibson, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm tagging @afrancesca and @jerrydrennan in the hopes that they may also have some experiences with radioembolization (Y90) treatment to share with you.

What questions do you have?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @digibson, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm tagging @afrancesca and @jerrydrennan in the hopes that they may also have some experiences with radioembolization (Y90) treatment to share with you.

What questions do you have?

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Hello all – I had the mapping for the y90 treatment yesterday and felt it went great! I'm a little fatigued but at work today. I felt the news afterword was pretty encouraging too. Of three possible carcinomas only 2 were cancerous and the third benign. I guess they can only radiate two at a time so it saves me from a second procedure. Now were scheduled to shoot on July 21. I have Hep C that caused liver damage and can start that med protocol (Eclusa) as soon as we're sure the cancer is gone which I'm anxious to get the liver damage stopped. Would like to hear from you. Thanks, Diane

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@mudshark

I did not have a lot of bad side effects. Mostly a pain in my side, and fatigue. Both of which were pretty much what they told me would be possible. Today is 10 days after the procedure and I am beginning to feel pretty good.

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When will you know if the procedure worked? Diane

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@digibson

Hello all – I had the mapping for the y90 treatment yesterday and felt it went great! I'm a little fatigued but at work today. I felt the news afterword was pretty encouraging too. Of three possible carcinomas only 2 were cancerous and the third benign. I guess they can only radiate two at a time so it saves me from a second procedure. Now were scheduled to shoot on July 21. I have Hep C that caused liver damage and can start that med protocol (Eclusa) as soon as we're sure the cancer is gone which I'm anxious to get the liver damage stopped. Would like to hear from you. Thanks, Diane

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Hola este tratamiento sirve para un Hepatocarcinoma de hígado, yo fui operada en junio del 2020 ahora aparecieron 3 hepatocarcinoma más, me pueden ayudar con sus oponiones. Gracias

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@digibson, I used Google translate to translate @mrodriguezc's question to you. They ask:
"Hello, this treatment (Y-90) is used for a hepatocarcinoma of the liver. I was operated on in June 2020 and now 3 more hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have appeared. You can help me with your opinions. Thank you"

Digibson, what was your experience with Y-90?

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@colleenyoung

@digibson, I used Google translate to translate @mrodriguezc's question to you. They ask:
"Hello, this treatment (Y-90) is used for a hepatocarcinoma of the liver. I was operated on in June 2020 and now 3 more hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have appeared. You can help me with your opinions. Thank you"

Digibson, what was your experience with Y-90?

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Thank you for the translation Colleen.

I had my three month CT last week and the results shown the one benign carcinoma remains the same and the two that were cancerous were still shrinking. I guess the question is what is causing his liver to spin off these carcinomas. I had hep c and drank more than I should have. Not a whole lot but it didn't help a liver that was being damaged by hep c. My Radiologist told me that curing the hep c and abstaining from alcohol (which I have done) are the best things I can do to keep from getting more. Do you know what the crisis with his liver is?

Best, Diane

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@digibson

Thank you for the translation Colleen.

I had my three month CT last week and the results shown the one benign carcinoma remains the same and the two that were cancerous were still shrinking. I guess the question is what is causing his liver to spin off these carcinomas. I had hep c and drank more than I should have. Not a whole lot but it didn't help a liver that was being damaged by hep c. My Radiologist told me that curing the hep c and abstaining from alcohol (which I have done) are the best things I can do to keep from getting more. Do you know what the crisis with his liver is?

Best, Diane

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No tengo causa del por que me ocurrió esto, mi higado esta sano, cuán costoso es el tratamiento? En dólares o euros para tener referencia, que doctor lo ve y donde?

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@digibson

Thank you for the translation Colleen.

I had my three month CT last week and the results shown the one benign carcinoma remains the same and the two that were cancerous were still shrinking. I guess the question is what is causing his liver to spin off these carcinomas. I had hep c and drank more than I should have. Not a whole lot but it didn't help a liver that was being damaged by hep c. My Radiologist told me that curing the hep c and abstaining from alcohol (which I have done) are the best things I can do to keep from getting more. Do you know what the crisis with his liver is?

Best, Diane

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In answer to your questions, @digibson.
@mrodriguezc writes: "I have no cause why this happened to me. My liver is healthy? Can you share how expensive is the treatment in dollars or euros for reference? Which doctor did you see and where?

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