- August 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm
I had this treatment in 2003 at Emory. I don't have mel (son was the mel patient). I have primary liver cancer. It was a brand new procedure when I had it done. It wasn't too difficult. I had some side effects: a little nausea and some fatigue. The hardest part to me was being semi-isolated for a couple of weeks. I don't know if this is still the case, but my husband could not sleep in the same bed with me and my family could come in to see me but they couldn't stay in the room with me for an extended period of time. I was at home so it wasn't too bad but I didn't enjoy the isolation. Unfortunately, I didn't have a response to the treatment but again I do not have mel.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email me. Dr. Redd was the radiation oncologist who did my SIRT and I just loved him. Good luck to your husband and let us know how he does.