Topic: y99

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/6e924e804b … s-20120615

any one knows more about this treatment?

Re: y99

kandre...here are some recent postings re: SIRT

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 1132787022

Hugs,
Marion

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Re: y99

Hi Kandre,

Here is a link that should be of interst to you -

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinfor … /SIRT.aspx

Also, using the search forum function at the top of the page will also throw up many discussions and link regarding SIRT that have been posted by the members here.

My best wishes to you,

Gavin

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Re: y99

Your link doesn't seem to work for some reason Marion, it says nothing found for some reason. I did a search and came up with this one -

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … =931188921

See if that one works Kandre.

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Re: y99

Thanks, Gavin.

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Re: y99

thanks for the quick response.

Re: y99

kandre,

My daughter had Theraspheres which is basically the same as SIRspheres. Probably just manufactured by different companies. What would you like to know?

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Re: y99

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Hi Gavin,

Your link to the search results doesn't work too. When you do a search, the forum software generates a web page with the search hits. This web page is temporary. You can't use the page URL to link the search results in a post. That's why both your link and Marion's link don't show anything.

As far as I know, there is no good work-around. You either have to copy the search results in your posts, or explain to the forum member how they can do the search themselves.

Hope this helps,
Eli

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9 (edited by eli Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:27:26)

Re: y99

Hi Kandre,

The article you linked in your first post refers to the treatment called Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT). The same treatment goes under a different name: TransArterial RadioEmbolization (TARE), or simply radioembolization.

The treatment uses radioactive chemical element called Yttrium.  Yttrium exists in different variants: Y90, Y99, and many others. Y90 is the most common variant used in radioembolization. I've never seen Y99 mentioned before, so I think it must be less common than Y90.

I recommend that you try to search the forum for these terms:

radioembolization
Y90

You will get tons of pointers to the older discussions.

Here's the direct link to the forum search page:

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/search.php

ADDED:

Take a look at this discussion... lots of useful information in there.
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=7931

Re: y99

Eli...thanks so much for explaining this.  I sure don't like not being able to link to the appropriate thread though.

Thanks again,
Hugs,
Marion

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11 (edited by eli Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:29:32)

Re: y99

Marion, you can link to the threads directly. What you can't do is link to the search results page that links to the threads. So if you search returns just a few hits, you can simply copy and paste those.

Re: y99

Eli...I am so very grateful to you. I have been struggling with the updated version of our site for some time now.  Your information is so very helpful.  Thanks again.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: y99

Hi Eli,

Many many thanks indeed for pointing that out to us all, I never knew that about linking to search results. That is a pain in the backside indeed and like Marion, I don't really like it either. Hmmm, I wonder if Rick could do anything to fix this. Rick, Help please if you could???

And thanks also for your tip about copying the link to an individual thread or post. I guess if there is no way round this issue then thats what we'll have to do. Thanks again!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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