Y-90 Treatment Los Angeles
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What is Y-90 radioembolization?
Y-90 radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that combines embolization and radiation therapy to treat liver cancer.
Glass or resin-made tiny beads filled with the radioactive isotope yttrium Y-90 are injected inside the blood vessels that feed a tumor. These beads are smaller in diameter than a human hair. This both blocks the blood supply to the cancer cells and delivers a high dose of radiation to the tumor while sparing normal tissue.
This treatment is an outpatient procedure done at our medical center. It can help extend the lives of patients with inoperable tumors and improve their quality of life.
Y-90 Radioembolization Q & A
Radioembolization can help slow down the growth of cancers that began in the liver or have spread to the liver from other parts of the body.
What types of tumors can be treated?
How is the radioembolization procedure performed?
Once the microspheres lodge at the cancer site, they deliver a high dosage of radiation directly to the cancerous cells. The microspheres will block the flow of blood to the tumor, depriving the diseased cells of the oxygen and nutrients needed to grow.
Liver Cancer Treatment using Y-90 Radioembolization
At our medical center, Dr. Navid Eghbalieh does more Y90 cases treating liver cancer than any other physician in the nation.
Additionally, he is a proctor for teaching other physicians how to do the Y90 procedure. He has established a “Center of Excellence” for Y90 procedures here at SCMSC. Lastly, he is on the cutting edge of future Y90 treatments and is involved in multiple FDA trials for Y90 therapies.
Treatment Goals & Patient Benefits:
- Extend life
- Increase the time until other treatments are needed
- Shrink tumor size and in some cases allow for removal of the cancer
- Improve quality of life
- Give fewer side effects
- Provide symptom relief by surgery
- Slow cancer growth
If you have been diagnosed with liver cancer, contact our office to schedule an appointment, call 818-900-6480.
The above information is not all inclusive of the risks, alternatives and benefits. It is not meant to be a substitute for informed discussion between you and your doctor, but can act as a starting point for such a discussion. There are complications possible with any medical procedure. Overall, minimally invasive procedures have a lower complication rate than open surgeries.
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