SIR-Spheres® Outpatient Radiation Treatment for the Management of Liver Tumors
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver, it is important to learn the facts and evaluate your treatment options. Of the 150,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, more than 60 percent develop liver tumors. A diagnosis of colorectal liver metastases can be overwhelming, but there is hope.
SIR-Spheres microspheres are a localized radiation therapy that delivers a dose of internal radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional external beam therapy. SIR-Spheres microspheres are the only FDA-approved microsphere for patients with inoperable metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver. The treatment is typically administered by an interventional radiologist as an outpatient procedure.
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