Topic: Radiological Embolisation

Hi Everyone, so my dad was supposed to have surgery to remove the left lobe of his liver where about 95-98% of the tumor is. Unfortunately he did not get cardiac clearance from his cardiologist so we can't do surgery. A portion of his heart was not receiving enough blood so they had 2 stents placed and he is now on blood thinners which is why surgery had to be postponed at least for the next 4 - 6 months. His doctors are now suggesting radiological embolization in the mean time so he doesn't spend the next 6 months not doing anything. Has anyone had any experience with this and can provide me with more information? I know there is a risk of the radioactive medicine going into "non-targeted areas" and a risk of liver failure. Thank you!!

2 (edited by PCL1029 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:23:06)

Re: Radiological Embolisation

Hi,

The following links may be of usefulness .

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 860#p73860

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 071#p72071

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 824#p77824


God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Radiological Embolisation

A Daughter's Wish, I cannot help you with your query but just wanted to let you know how bad I feel about your Dad. Like it's not enough to have one bad thing he has to have more! I know someone or ones will be along and maybe can help you more. Please keep us updated and Be Strong!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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