Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure that’s used to treat liver cancer. The procedure delivers specialized beads directly to the liver tumor. These beads contain both chemotherapy medicine and embolization (cuts off blood flow) medicine to the blood vessels that feed the tumor.
TACE treatment is used to extend life and relieve liver cancer symptoms, such as pain. Because it’s highly targeted, TACE has fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy, which affects the whole body. The interventional radiology experts at the University of Miami Health System are experienced in performing TACE with beads.
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