Topic: Y90 while doing Gem/Cis

Do most people do Y90 while on Gem/Cis or separately?  My husband is 38 and completely healthy outside of the CC:).  I guess I should say symptom free.  He has liver tumors and it has spread to the lymph nodes.   The docs who we LOVE are willing to do all at the same time.  I am curious if anyone else has done that and how rough was it?

Re: Y90 while doing Gem/Cis

Dear Croberts,
My sisters Drs at Stanford wanted her to be off the gem-Cis for a period of time before doing y90 radioembo . Perhaps because it suppresses your blood cell counts and y90 is an invasive surgical procedure . They didn't put her back on chemo till mid April and her y90 was placed early Jan of this year. Wish she could've been able to do both. Her platelets really took a hit from the gem Cis so now she is on Xeloda. Hope this helps.
Willow

Willow

Re: Y90 while doing Gem/Cis

I had the Y90 procedure (snake the catheter up through the groin incision) before I began chemo.  The radiologist & oncologist recommended that I wait three weeks after that to begin the chemo.  It went well for me, not alot of side effects except pain in the abdomen as the tumor started to die.

kaklon