I had SIR-Spheres (SIRT Y-90) inserted last November. Previous to that (in May 2001) after being diagnosed with CC, I had half the liver removed to get rid of the 10 cm mass. In a year tumors showed up in the remaining part of the liver. Over the years I've had many chemo clinical trials -- some worked for a while, some did not work at all, plus chryoablation which partially worked. Last fall, running out of options, they tried SIR-Spheres. So far (after ten months) the tumors have not gotten any larger, but are still there which they thought would be the case, but are pleased that it stabilized.
At first I felt pretty good, but then began getting very tired, having little appetite, and stomach aches -- which I attribute to stress. Lately, though I'm feeling better. I also attribute my aches, pains, fatigue to all the chemo and procedures over the years as well as too many birthdays, since I'm now 73.
[I am copying this from an earlier post on this site. Since then I'm slowly getting my energy
back, but I seem to have other complication, probably not related to the cancer, and the meds for that really wear me out. We're still trying to figure out how to address this new problem.]
By the way, this was not done on a clinical trial. Apparently the treatment has been approved. I believe it comes from Australia.
SIR Spheres so far have worked well, though, but I'll find out more on Monday during my oncologist appointment. I hope you have the same success for non-operative cancer in the liver.