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Chemoembolization Cancer Therapy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is chemoembolization?

Chemoembolization is a procedure used to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. When it is used to treat a liver tumor, it is called hepatic artery chemoembolization.

How do I prepare for chemoembolization?

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for your procedure. Your provider may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your procedure. Your provider will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your procedure.

What will happen during chemoembolization?

What are the risks of chemoembolization?

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