Wellcome. I am, also like you, a new member of this family here.
My husband, Guy (55 years old), was receiving radioembolisation with the product Yttrium 90 microspheres (SIRT) this year in january. His situation on that time was: primary tumor of about 6 cm diameter and a secondary very small tumor - both stable - and no matastasis. This result was achieved durring the treatment with Gemcitabine/ Cisplatin. But... Is always a "but". So, but our pr. dr. was saying to us that it is the time to try SIRT because the Gem/Cis seemed to not work anymore and Guy is at this stage a good candidate for SIRT. So we did it. After SIRT, at the begining of March this year we had the MRI scanning and it showed that SIRT didn't work what so ever so he was puted on treatment with 5 - FU Leucovorin ( he had 6 times transfusions of this regimen)- wich also didn't work at all. Now, he is in a very poor state and he is in the hospital with severe anemia and also ascites and also a Cellulitis infection. His bone marrow may be also affected, cause it seems that his anemia is getting worst and worst, day by day.
But what it is more important for you from my story here is that - FOR MY HUSBAND - radioembolization didn't work at all and also caused damage of the near healty tissues, fallowed by liquage and building up fluid. Our team of proffesors were arriving, on this fryday - and they validated a report- to the conclusion that SIRT in january, combined with tumor progression after SIRT and 5-FU not working, is the cause of the poor state in wich Guy is today.
But, please, remember that this experience of ours it is just ours and for your husband may work. Anyway, a second opinion before deciding what to do i will recomand with all my heart, because i am really sorry now that i didn't asked.
With alot of hope for you,
Liliana from Belgium
PS: Please allowe me that this is also an update in my Guy's case also for everyone in our family here.
God bless you all