• Anyone have the TACE treatment for liver cancer? How long is recovery from TACE? What to expect after TACE?

    Asked by jewelRene on Monday, July 1, 2013

    Anyone have the TACE treatment for liver cancer? How long is recovery from TACE? What to expect after TACE?

    My dad is going into treatment for the first time tomorrow. We've had the diagnosis for a whole week and a half. We're treating quickly due to my work schedule. I am hoping someone has some experience with the recovery time for the TACE treatment??

    2 Answers from the Community

    • pjlyons' Avatar
      pjlyons

      I have had TACE 3 times. It is really not bad at all. I had mine at UAB Hospital. They kept me overnight each time for observation, then I had a 3 hour drive home. The worst part is being on your back for 4 hours after the procedure, and not moving your leg. There is a little soreness at the incision, but feels more like a bruise to the touch. The last time I had it done, we left the hospital and I stopped to do some shopping right outside of Birmingham! Hope this helps.

      about 8 years ago
    • xbronx's Avatar
      xbronx

      Your commend DID help! I am scheduled for Wednesday Feb 25, 2015! THANK YOU!

      over 6 years ago

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