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    My journey is just beginning as well. I will be receiving radioembolization shortly. Test run next week. Wish the best for you.

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    nanny111512 asked a questionLiver Cancer

    Anyone who has had radioembolization?

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      GregP_WN

      I searched our Experiences page for this, and this link has the results. Take a look, you might find some helpful information there.

      https://www.whatnext.com/experiences/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bquery%5D=radioembolization%3F&commit=Search

      over 4 years ago
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      ypramos

      My husband has had chemo-embolization. Also referred to as a TACE procedure. Is that the same? If so, treatment is intense but you start feeling better in a couple of days. The procedure cuts the blood supply off to the tumors.

      over 4 years ago
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    nanny111512 asked a questionLiver Cancer

    Too new to know what you can & can't do, do you go outside your cancer doctors if you are running temperature and feel really bad like flu?

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      SueRae1

      I am in total agreement with carm, you need to montitor you temp - if it goes above 101 - call your oncologist, ASAP. My recent bout of bronchotis was treated primarly by my PCP - but we keept the oncologist in the loop the whole time.

      over 4 years ago
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      ticklingcancer

      While receiving chemo, I think it was right before my last round. I started to run a fever. I called my Dr and insisted he call me in an antibiotic (which he did). Turns out, I had pneumonia. So glad he listened to me and called in the meds.

      over 4 years ago
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      ticklingcancer

      Oh, and I say go to your PCP. Especially if you haven't begun treatment yet.

      over 4 years ago
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    nanny111512 asked a questionLiver Cancer

    Anyone with or has had liver tumor that is attached to vein? If so, what treatment was recommended for you.

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      Bellamore

      I have cholangiocarcinoma. inoperable mass Stage 4.

      My doctors implanted an hepatic arterial infusion pump that pumps chemo directly to my liver 24/7 for every two week regime. The pump infuses with Floxuidine. I also receive systemic chemo (gemzar) every two weeks. (both at the same time). There are times I take breaks from the pump. It is pretty strong stuff.

      This is a life perserving treatment, it won't cure the cancer, but it t makes it liveable. I've been doing this for just slightly a year. Feeling pretty good a majority of the time.

      over 4 years ago
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      carm

      Nanny111512, I am not a patient but an oncology nurse and surgery is not impossible with vein involvement, just more risky because of the higher degree of difficulty. They can debulk or resect the tumor and then do a vein reconstruction. Otherwise chemo is a safer option. Best of luck to you, Carm.

      over 4 years ago