For patients with solid tumor sites, such as in liver cancer, chemoembolization is sometimes an option. During chemoembolization, chemotherapy is applied directly to the tumor. The radiologist passes a catheter via the bloodstream into the liver blood supply, then infuses chemotherapy with Lipidol - a fatty substance that keeps the chemotherapy in the liver. Chemoembolization can be sometimes a better option than traditional chemotherapy because stronger doses of cancer-fighting medications can be applied directly to the site and the medication is sometimes able to work for longer periods of time with fewer side effects. For information about Akron General's McDowell Cancer Center, our services and programs, call 330-344-HOPE (4763). Need a physician? Search online, or call our free physician referral service at 330-344-AGMC (2462).
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For information about Akron General's McDowell Cancer Center, our services and programs, call 330-344-HOPE (4763).