Local Health Alert: Y90 Cancer Treatment
For patients battling cancer, quality of life is often compromised through care. A localized option here in the Mid-South is giving patients with liver tumors another choice to enhance their quality of life.
Dr. Henry Dalsania of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, says when chemotherapy, radiation and even surgery doesn't suffice, he and other medical experts are offering the Y90 Treatment. "It consists of radioactive microspheres," he says.
The localized therapy, won't impact other parts of the body and works to control the progression of the disease. "It's mainly for patients who have disease or tumors in their livers and specifically tumors that have metastasized, or grown out from colon cancer, or rectal cancer," Dalsania explains. He says because the liver has a unique blood supply, doctors can target the tumors and preserve more healthy tissue.