Pancreatic Cancer TheraSphere®
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TheraSphere® Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
An innovative form of internal radiation therapy, TheraSphere® is a potential treatment option for patients who have pancreatic cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the liver (a common sight of metastases for pancreatic cancer).
TheraSphere® allows Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) radiation oncologists to administer radiation directly to the liver tumor using tiny glass beads, called microsphere, which are delivered through a catheter positioned in your hepatic artery, your liver’s main blood vessel. Once the microspheres enter your liver, they get trapped in the small blood vessels that feed the tumor. The radiation then targets the tumor, minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
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