Lung Cancer Chemoembolization
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Chemoembolization for Lung Cancer
Chemoembolization is another innovative lung cancer treatment option available at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). When lung cancer metastasizes to the liver, chemoembolization treatments offer a way to deliver chemotherapy treatments to the liver tumor, while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues.
During the procedure, chemotherapy is injected through a catheter directly into the tumor in the liver. Using image guidance, your doctor threads the small catheter into the blood vessels supplying the tumor.
The chemotherapy drugs are mixed with particles that block the flow of blood to the tumor, called embolization. This prevents the chemotherapy drugs from circulating throughout the body and allows a highly concentrated dose of chemotherapy to be delivered to the tumor.
A minimally invasive treatment, chemoembolization minimizes toxicity by delivering high doses of chemotherapy to cancer cells, while sparing healthy tissue.
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