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Is PRRT Right for You?

Before we go on to discuss the above topic at hand, let me explain PRRT. In PRRT, a radiopeptide is created by combining a small amount of radioactive material or radionuclide (Yttrium-90 or Y-90 and Lutetium-177 or Lu-77) with a cell-targeting protein. This radiopeptide, when injected into a neuroendocrine tumour patient’s bloodstream, travels and binds itself to the neuroendocrine tumour cells to deliver a high dose of radiation that targets only the cancer cells.

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Use of Yttrium 90 (Y-90) and its effects

Yttrium-90 or Y90is a commonly used isotope in the medical field specially in departments like nuclear medicine and radiation oncology for radiation therapy. This radioisotope is relied upon to provide a prescribed amount of radiation to a targeted area , such as a tumor. One of the most common uses of Y90 is during an internal radiation therapy called radioembolization.

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PRRT Treatment Day Overview

This overview provides the patient and the caregiver a peek at what to expect during a typical PRRT treatment with Lu177 (Lutathera) and it covers the following aspects of a typical PRRT treatment day:

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Lu177 PRRT For Neuroendocrine Tumors (Nets)

PRRT or Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy is a type of Nuclear Medicine Therapy in which a cell-targeting protein or peptide is combined with a small amount of radioactive material that created a special type of radiopharmaceutical known as a Radiopeptide. This radiopeptide is injected into a Neuroendocrine Tumor patient’s bloodstream.

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Is PRRT Safe for you?

My last article (Which patients can benefit with PPRT?) summed up the fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine PRRT and which patients may benefit from this therapy. Today, I shall be giving you a low down on PRRT again, and we shall cover some details

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Which Patients can benefit with PRRT?

PRRT is a short form for Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy. It is also known as molecular therapy or radioisotope therapy. PRRT has been found to be very effective in the treatment on certain cancers called Neuro endocrine tumours or NETs as some of you may know them.

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