Chemoembolization is used to treat liver cancer. Also called TACE or transarterial chemoembolization. TACE combines the local delivery of chemotherapy with a procedure called embolization to treat cancer. Blood supply to a tumour is blocked after anticancer drugs are given in blood vessels near the tumour. Chemoembolization may be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with surgery, ablation, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure
The signs and symptoms of liver cancer tend not to be noticed until the cancer reaches an advanced stage.
Common symptoms of cancer that develops in the liver include:
Other signs and symptoms of liver cancer include:
Side effects called post-embolization syndrome, including pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Some people have many side effects. Other people have few or none at all.
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The side effects of TACE Can last for 3 to 4 weeks.
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