Pancreatic Cancer Chemoembolization
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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: Chemoembolization
Chemoembolization is an innovative method used at Cancer Treatment Centers of America to treat pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver. This treatment involves injecting chemotherapy directly into the blood vessels that feed the liver tumor.
When you receive chemoembolization treatment, chemotherapy drugs are administered directly to the cancerous portion of the liver, followed by tiny beads called microspheres. This traps the chemotherapy in that area, cuts off the supply of blood to the tumor and increases the concentration of chemotherapy in the area of the tumor. Thus, chemoembolization treatment helps deprive the tumor of the oxygen and nutrients it needs to grow.
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