Minimally Invasive Treatment for Liver Cancer
Y-90 delivers one dose of internal radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional external beam therapy while sparing healthy tissue.
How Does the Treatment Work?
- A Rose Interventional Radiologist inserts a micro catheter through the femoral artery to precisely administer millions of micro-particles containing radiation to the hepatic arteries
- Delivers radiation directly into liver tumors by using the tumor’s own blood supply
- Maximizes treatment’s effectiveness and reduces the risk of injury to healthy tissue
- Can be used in conjunction with systematic chemotherapy
Who is a Candidate for Y-90?
- Indicated most commonly for patients who have liver metastasis from colon cancer in which the metastasis cannot be surgically removed
What is the Benefit for the Patient?
- Typically administered as an outpatient procedure
- Entire procedure takes about 90 minutes
- Most patients return home four-to-six hours following treatment
- Shown to extend life expectancy of patients with liver metastasis
- Most insurance companies generally cover cost