Chemoembolization involves the delivery of chemotherapy drugs into a catheter that is placed into the groin and then threaded to an artery that is supplying blood to a malignant tumor.
Also Known As:
- Interventional cancer treatment
- Cancer treatment
- Radiation treatment
Conditions Treated with Chemoembolization:
Chemoembolization is utilized to treat a malignant tumor.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to chemoembolization.
Anesthesia with Chemoembolization:
Chemoembolization is performed with a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Chemoembolization:
Possible risks following chemoembolization include fever, pain, bleeding, infection, nausea and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience minimal scarring and for the cancer cells to escape the catheter as it is removed.
Recovery from Chemoembolization:
Total recovery following chemoembolization is about seven to 10 days.