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!!