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

@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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@colleenyoung

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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It was a lot of money and I'm not sure how much because it was covered by Medicare and insurance. I think they have lower pricing if you're not covered by insurance. I was treated by Dr. Lindquist at UC (University of Colorado) Medical Center in Colorado, Phone nimbler 720-848-0000 and get to the Interventional Radiology Department. I would trust Mayo Clinic with my life, there just isn't one close to me. Let me know how you do.

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Have faith in the Y90. I've only heard good about it and it surely worked for me.

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@mrodriguezc

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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Hello @mrodriguezc,

¿Ha podido recibir algún tratamiento para el cáncer de hígado? ¿Pudo recibir el tratamiento Y-90?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mrodriguezc,

¿Ha podido recibir algún tratamiento para el cáncer de hígado? ¿Pudo recibir el tratamiento Y-90?

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Hola, no, ya que me realice una nueva resonancia y tenia una metástasis en el peritoneo por lo que me debo someter a inmunoterapia, no he consultado si puedo colocar las dos a la vez, usted sabe algo?

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@mrodriguezc

Hola, no, ya que me realice una nueva resonancia y tenia una metástasis en el peritoneo por lo que me debo someter a inmunoterapia, no he consultado si puedo colocar las dos a la vez, usted sabe algo?

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Lo siento, no sé qué metástasis es el peritoneo. Haría muchas preguntas a los doctores. Diane

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@mrodriguezc

Hola, no, ya que me realice una nueva resonancia y tenia una metástasis en el peritoneo por lo que me debo someter a inmunoterapia, no he consultado si puedo colocar las dos a la vez, usted sabe algo?

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Hola, @mrdriguezc,

Lamento oír hablar de la metástasis en el peritoneo.

No, no conozco la respuesta a su pregunta sobre el tratamiento de ambos cánceres al mismo tiempo. Pregúntele a su médico si ambos cánceres pueden tratarse al mismo tiempo. Su médico puede aconsejarle mejor si necesita esperar hasta después de la inmunoterapia.

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I was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer, with 2 large tumors, plus… I was given 1 month and no possibility of a 'fix'. A week later, a doc approached me to suggest radioembolization. The first treatment halved the size of both tumors. A second treatment killed both tumors. This was 4 years and 2 grandchildren ago. It works! Obamacare payed 90%; since my income was small, the hospital paid the last 10%. I am blessed. We are blessed.

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@buddbugg

I was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer, with 2 large tumors, plus… I was given 1 month and no possibility of a 'fix'. A week later, a doc approached me to suggest radioembolization. The first treatment halved the size of both tumors. A second treatment killed both tumors. This was 4 years and 2 grandchildren ago. It works! Obamacare payed 90%; since my income was small, the hospital paid the last 10%. I am blessed. We are blessed.

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Hello @buddbugg

I appreciate you sharing your remarkable story about radioembolization. Could you share a bit more about the type of doctor who recommended this procedure? Was it your oncologist?

If you are comfortable sharing more, could you talk about what the procedure was like? Were you given anesthesia, was it similar to an MRI? Were there any side effects to the treatment, like nausea, etc.?

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Hello everyone. I am new here. I just had my mapping done on the 16th, and tomorrow is another surgery. I was diagnosed non alcoholic auto immune hepatitis 3 years ago, but last summer spots appeared on my liver, and after MRI , CT, blood work and ultrasound, here I am. /The doctor who did the mapping said they want to go slow in inserting the 'seeds' so not to trigger liver failure. I'm being treated in San Francisco. This is all new to me. I'm alone without support.

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