Providing New Hope to Patients with Colon Cancer that Has Spread to the Liver

If you or a loved one has colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver, it is important to learn the facts and evaluate treatment options.  A diagnosis of colorectal liver metastases can be overwhelming, but there is hope.

SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres are used in targeted radiation therapy, also known as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) that selectively delivers a dose of internal radiation to liver tumors.  Due to the liver tumor's unique blood supply, millions of tiny spheres are delivered directly to the tumors while sparing healthy liver tissue. The treatment requires a small incision in the groin and is administered via a very small flexible tube (microcatheter) into the liver. Your doctor may refer to this as an “outpatient procedure”.

Treatment Goals & Patient Benefits:

  • Extend life
  • Increase the time until other treatments are needed
  • Shrink tumor size and in some cases allow for removal of tumor
  • Improve quality of life
  • Give fewer side effects
  • Provide symptom relief by surgery
  • Slow tumor growth

More than 100,000 treatments have been given in more than 1,230 Treatment Centers worldwide.

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are the only fully FDA approved microsphere radiation therapy in the United States for the treatment of colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver. See Important Safety Information.

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