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Friday, November 03, 2006

New treatment for Liver cancer


13 Wham News- Doctors are now offering a new treatment to liver cancer patients who have tumors that are so large they cannot be operated on.The Therasphere treatment uses millions of tiny beads to control cancer growth and shrink tumors.

Dr. Darryl Zuckerman, a radiologist, said, “These are very small glass spheres that are impregnated with a radioactive substance which delivers localized radiation targeted to liver tumors.”Zuckerman told patient Linda Fitterer she was a candidate for this procedure after it was determined she was not a candidate for surgery

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