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Neenah, WI 54956
Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley
Chemoembolization and Radioembolization with Yttrium-90
One way that interventional oncologists treat cancer is by the delivery or drugs or small radioactive particles directly into the tumor. By accessing an artery in the groin interventional oncologists maneuver a small catheter into the artery directly feeding a tumor. They then are able to administer chemotherapy or small radiation beads to treat the tumor and eliminate its blood supply. In comparison to giving chemotherapy through a vein or radiation from an external beam this treatment allows higher doses directly into the tumor with lower doses to the rest of the body. This often results in low side effects with most patients going home the same day or the day following the procedure.