Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a specific type of chemoembolization that blocks the hepatic artery in order to treat liver cancer. This treatment is known as palliative treatment for HCC, Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. It increases their life span by a few months or years, as the complete cure is not possible, and a transplant is the only option left for the patient. Max Hospital, India, provides TACE treatment at a very affordable cost. In TACE treatment, the blood supply to the tumour is blocked by Embolisation, and then chemotherapy is provided to the targeted tumours so that they cannot spread through the blood to the other parts of the patient’s body. The process involves supplying chemotherapy drugs to the liver through the hepatic artery and then blocking the artery for the drugs to work. In contrast, the liver keeps getting blood from the portal vein. This treatment shrinks the size of the tumour and can extend the life of the patient from 10 to 14 months.
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