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Video: Treating Liver Metastases with HAI Pump Therapy.

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PhillieG
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Dr Kemeny has an interesting video on Treating Liver Metastases with Hepatic Arterial Infusion Therapy. I know some people have questions about HAI.
This has some promising data on it. I strongly believe it helped me.
It's about 8 minutes long...

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peterz54
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we will question HAI again.

After recently completing 1st line with only partial response and considerable remaining liver mets my wife was evaluated at the UF Shands cancer center and they did not recommend HAI for her. We will go back and question them again about their reasoning as part of the information preset by Dr Kemeny suggests she might benefit afterall.

tpfleger
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Joined: Feb 2012

I have never posted before, but have been lurking around for awhile. I just returned last week from a resection and pump implantation at Sloan. I saw a post on HAI after the cancer returned following my first resection. Looked into it and the doctors agreed it was a very good option for me...stage IV with mets only to liver.
I live in the midwest and the pump isn't an option here. So glad I found this board and viewed this video, I'm not sure I would have dug deep enough on my own!
Thank you!

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PhillieG
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To you both. I'm a big proponent of HAI as Peter knows.
It may not be right for everyone but it seems like new studies are showing it can help.
I hope it turns out to be useful information.
-phil

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mukamom
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Will keep on my list of possible treatments to discuss with onc, if and when needed.

THANKS!

Angela

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PhillieG
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and their hesitation to use HAI based on their opinion that it's "Dinosaur Technology". I can understand if a patient is not able to have the procedure due to some medical issue but to pooh-pooh it is...doo-doo IMO.
One can never have too many tricks up their sleeves...
-phil

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