COVID and Cancer Care at Vydehi Cancer Center Personalised Medicine in Cancer

Tumor Embolisations

Tumors tend to grow by recruiting new blood supply and majority of large tumors tend to be very vascular . This creates a propensity for tumors to bleed and many times these can be life threatening events . This can be the first presentation or more commonly may occur any time during treatment or subsequently . Using advanced catheters and guide wires , the interventional radiologists can access the bleeding vessel within the tumor , through a minor cut in one of the leg or hand artery , also called as angiography and plug the culprit bleeding vessel using various agents in a procedure called as embolization.
In Vydehi hospital we regularly perform these life saving procedures and have 24 x7 coverage for these emergencies . In addition we perform chemoembolization of tumors , where in we precisely deliver the chemotherapeutic drugs in high concentration at the tumor site . This procedure is especially useful in different types of liver cancers
Tumor embolisations
Tumor embolisations