What is Chemoembolization?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Transarterial chemoembolization


Chemoembolization is a procedure in which the blood supply to the tumor is blocked surgically or mechanically and anticancer drugs are administered directly into the tumor. This permits a higher concentration of drug to be in contact with the tumor for a longer period of time.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chemoembolization

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Fatigue 1
Hair thinning 1
Nausea and vomiting 1
Pain 1
Rash or skin problems 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Chemoembolization

Jun 24, 2010 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for hepatocarcinoma)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hair thinning, sleepiness, abdominal pain)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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