Advantages Of Interventional Radiology For Liver Cancer | Gleneagles Global Health City
Interventional radiology uses minimally invasive procedures to treat liver cancer. Watch this video by Dr Joy Varghese, Director in Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai to know the advantages of these treatment procedures.
These four kinds of modalities are used in the treatment of liver cancer – radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, TACE (Transarterial Chemoembolization), and TARE (Transarterial Radioembolization). Sometimes, a combination of these techniques is used based on the condition of the patient and the success is seen to be very good. Around 10 years back, these kinds of techniques could extend life to just another 6 months but now some patients are seen to be stable for a few years. By not doing the procedure, the life span will be very short.
The advantages of these procedures are that they will solve the malignancy or cancer with fewer side effects. It is also affordable and available in tertiary care hospitals. These have better outcomes resulting in a good quality of life.