Arterial chemotherapy infusion of the liver and chemoembolization of the liver (TACE) are used in the treatment of liver cancer. Chemotherapy is directly injected into the hepatic artery so that a higher concentration of chemotherapy agents reach the tumors without subjecting the patient to the toxicity of the chemotherapy. Intra-arterial chemotherapy can cause the following side effects:
- inflammation of the gallbladder(cholecystitis),
- intestinal and stomach ulcers, and
- inflammation of the pancreas(pancreatitis).
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Test, Types, Ranges, and Chart
- How Long Can You Live With Liver Cancer?
- Does Liver Cancer Spread Quickly?
- What Is a Hepaticojejunostomy?
- How Is a Transjugular Liver Biopsy Done?
- What Is Liver Resection?
- What Is the Pringle Maneuver Procedure?
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of the Liver
- What Can a Liver Biopsy Diagnose?
- Proton Beam Therapy of Liver
- Percutaneous Ethanol (Alcohol) Injection of Liver
- What Is a High Ankle-Brachial Index?
- What Is Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors?
Medications & Supplements
- dronabinol (Marinol, THC)
- Side Effects of Zofran (ondansetron)
- Ativan vs. Xanax
- Side Effects of Marinol (dronabinol)
- atezolizumab (Tecentriq)
- Udenyca (pegfilgrastim-cbqv)
- Side Effects of Epogen (epoetin alfa)
- Givlaari (givosiran)
- Keytruda (pembrolizumab)
- Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron)
- Sancuso (granisetron transdermal patch system)