SIR-Spheres microspheres FAQs
What are SIR-Spheres microspheres?
What are the indications for SIR-Spheres microspheres?
What do SIR-Spheres microspheres treat?
What is the process for treating patients with SIR-Spheres microspheres?
The treatment normally takes about 60 to 90 minutes, and after careful monitoring most patients return home four to six hours after the procedure. The reported side effects are few; most patients experience flu-like symptoms for a period of one to three weeks. The procedure can be done concurrently with chemotherapy or as monotherapy.
Is there clinical evidence supporting SIR-Spheres microspheres for the treatment of patients with inoperable colorectal liver metastases?
Where is the procedure performed?
How are SIR-Spheres microspheres delivered?
How do SIR-Spheres microspheres differ from external beam radiation therapy?
How common is this procedure?
Other than treating the cancer, what are the benefits to the patients?
What are the potential side effects following SIR-Spheres microspheres?
What are the potential complications?
Who is eligible for treatment with SIR-Spheres microspheres?
- Unresectable liver-only or liver-dominant tumors
- ECOG performance status <2
- Bilirubin <2 mg/dL
- Life expectancy >3 months
What precautions should patients take after the procedure?
Patients must not receive SIRT treatment if they are pregnant, and must not become pregnant within two months of receiving the treatment as this may cause harm to the unborn baby.