(article publié en anglais seulement)

Y90 is a radioactive substance that is used as a medical device to treat cancers such as liver cancer. For liver cancer, Y90 is placed into microscopic beads which are then injected into the tumour in the patient’s liver, where they emit a very high dose of radiation. According to Dr. Amol Mujoomdar of London Health Sciences Centre, the surgeon featured in the video, utilizing Y90 radioembolization “is like going inside the tumour and punching it from the inside out.” With about 2,000 cases of liver cancer diagnosed in Canada each year, Y90 is a less invasive approach to
fighting this type of cancer.

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