For patients with liver cancer, OHC radiation oncologists offer TheraSphere, a targeted method of delivering radiation through tiny glass beads.
The radioactive glass beads are only about 20-30 micrometers in diameter — about a third of the width of a human hair — and are delivered directly into the liver tumor. Each bead contains radioactive yttrium-90 to attack the tumor.
TheraSphere beads are placed into the liver tumor through a catheter. The tiny radioactive beads flow directly to the liver tumor and lodge into the small blood vessels of the tumor. The yttrium-90 destroys the tumor cells with minimal impact to the surrounding healthy tissue of the liver.
To learn more about how OHC cancer experts use TheraSphere or to see if Therasphere is an option for you or a loved one, call OHC at 1-800-710-4674 and we will schedule an appointment for you with one of our doctors.