Topic: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

Hi all --

My husband is Stage IV...mets to lungs. He also has a lesion near porta hepatis on liver.  If he has ad previous radiation therapy...  Could he potentially still have theraspheres? I can't find that answer! We leave for dendritic cell therapy on April 30th. And are being treated by Dr. Chang now in NYC. COOL things happening with that. Have to go....more later. But, if you know about the spheres....pass it on? Thanks!

2 (edited by PCL1029 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:46:03)

Re: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

Hi,
I think depends on what kind of radiation therapy. If just having the RFA treatment for a couple tumor less the 3cm in size, I do not see why not to have the chance for radioembolization. But if you have SBRT OR other forms of treatment that involved large parts of the liver or nearby organs involved , then you should ask the interventional radiologist. In fact this is a good question and I will ask my friend to see what he thinks of the dose limit.
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: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

Thanks for checking on this!  His previous treatment involved 5-FU and radiation.  The lesion is small.  I need to double-check the size.

I appreciate you asking around!

Laurie

Re: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

I haven't heard of dendritic cell therapy. Will have to look it up. Percy, what's your opinion on it?
Willow

Willow

Re: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

Willow....until Percy responds to you I thought to include the threads focusing on dendritic cell therapy.  Most go back to almost the beginning of this site.
I had posted an entire interview conducted with Dr. Gorter however; when Rick updated our website, most of my interview accidentally was eliminated. 
Here are the threads:
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … =331906700
Hugs,
Marion

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6 (edited by PCL1029 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:21:32)

Re: Previous Radiation and Theraspheres

Hi,
Please start at the paragraph with the heading "The future direction" if you do not want to read the rest.
At present I think the adoptive cell therapy like TIL seems working for our CCA.
At least one of our member still doing very well on just ONE TREATMENT.
compare to multiple treatments may be required by the DC . But I will keep on searching. BTW  Dr.Ralph Steinman was one of the recipients of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. who discovered DC, had tried to use DC to treat his pancreatic cancer but failed.(died 3 days before the announcement of the Nobel prize); to be fare, it is occur  18 months ago right at the dawn of  the
  genomics research development, so things may be different if it occurs now.

http://www.ff.ul.pt/FCT/PTDC/SAU-MII/102689/2008/3.pdf

also: The following shows the frequency of administration and the duration of treatment for one form of cancer. and the % of effectiveness of the treatment in general is about 20% overall.

http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/index.aspx?r … p;page=644

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.