Sometimes, TACE is done more than once. It depends on how the tumor responds. Doctors might repeat the treatment to make sure they get all the cancer cells.
After TACE, some people might feel tired, have a low fever, or experience pain at the treatment site. Serious complications are rare but can include liver damage or infection. It is common to have elevated liver enzymes i.e. SGOT/SGPT after TACE procedure.
TACE might not cure liver cancer completely, but it can help manage it and improve the patient’s quality of life. It’s often used when a cure isn’t possible. It is commonly used as a bridge to liver transplant i.e. those cirrhoticpatients with liver tumours, who are in the waiting list for transplant.
TACE is usually done in adults, but sometimes, doctors may consider it for older teenagers or young adults with specific types of liver tumors. It’s essential to talk to a pediatric oncologist for children’s cancer treatment options.