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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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What is Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE)

TARE is a palliative treatment (it means that it does not provide a cure) that helps slow down the disease growth and also helps alleviate symptoms. It is often used as a treatment option for patients who cannot undergo other treatment options such as liver surgery or liver transplantation.

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