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

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@digibson

Does anyone here have experience with a second Y90 treatment. Last CT came back and really wasn't what I wanted to hear. Out of three liver tumors one is dead as a result of the first shoot but one is still hanging in there and one that was benign is showing cancerous properties. I'm wondering if the second shoot will cure once and for all. Thanks, Diane

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Diane, I'm sorry to hear that two of the three tumors are showing potential activity. Is a second treatment with Y90 an option for you? Are any other options being considered?

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@colleenyoung

Diane, I'm sorry to hear that two of the three tumors are showing potential activity. Is a second treatment with Y90 an option for you? Are any other options being considered?

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Yes, thankfully. I’m scheduled for the second treatment on the 25th of this month. That’s why I was wondering if anyone has had the second treatment and it got them once and fo all. That’s what I’m praying for. Thanks for answering Colleen.

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@digibson

Yes, thankfully. I’m scheduled for the second treatment on the 25th of this month. That’s why I was wondering if anyone has had the second treatment and it got them once and fo all. That’s what I’m praying for. Thanks for answering Colleen.

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I forgot to say Y90 treatment on the 25th of this month.

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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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Where did you have this done?

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Prayers for you Diane! Wish you all the best with your second treatment, Hope all goes well for you! God Bless!

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@duckduck2020

Where did you have this done?

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Thanks buddbug. That's great, 4 years and 2 grandchildren! Was it Y90? That gives me hope. How large were your tumors? Another thing giving me hope is it killed the big one and the two tumors left are small 2.6 x 1.5 and 1.5 x 1.1 but I'm not sure how big of a role tumor size plays. Yes, I believe the man upstairs has a lot to do with this.

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@duckduck2020

Where did you have this done?

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I had it done at the Interventional Radiology Department UC Health, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. That is where my Hepatology DR is also. Have Medicare and Humana supplement that has paid for it all.

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@bruceoneill

Prayers for you Diane! Wish you all the best with your second treatment, Hope all goes well for you! God Bless!

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Thanks and bless you! Diane

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Good luck with your treatment results mudshark. Even though i still have to go back for another treatment I still this it's a highly effective treatment. My Interventional Radiologist said he intends to keep me off the liver transplant list. Other than the lesions i don't qualify at all. All liver enzymes are normal and MELD score it 7. Had asities but that's under control with low dose diuretics, have varices but small and not bleeds. Keep us posted with your results. Blessings, Diane

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@digibson

Thanks buddbug. That's great, 4 years and 2 grandchildren! Was it Y90? That gives me hope. How large were your tumors? Another thing giving me hope is it killed the big one and the two tumors left are small 2.6 x 1.5 and 1.5 x 1.1 but I'm not sure how big of a role tumor size plays. Yes, I believe the man upstairs has a lot to do with this.

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Thanks fir the info. I have surgery set for the 19th now because they told me here thatgg B response was very low with the Y 90

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