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  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Radioembolization cuts off the blood supply to tumors while killing malignant cells. The procedure involves using a catheter to place millions of microspheres - minute particles that emit radiation - into the blood vessels feeding the tumor. The tiny beads become trapped in the vessel, cutting off the blood supply to the tumor while emitting radiation that kills the tumor cells.

This treatment is palliative, not curative, but benefits patients by extending and improving the quality of their lives. It is effective in treating primary and metastatic liver cancers and is performed as an outpatient procedure. There are fewer side effects - mainly fatigue that lasts seven to 10 days - compared to standard cancer treatments.