​Regional Perfusion Therapy for Treating Late-stage and Advanced Cancers

The best prognosis for people with cancer is detecting it early enough that it can be completely removed through surgery.

Unfortunately, many people don’t find out that they have cancer until their tumors have already become so large that they cannot be removed completely without damaging other organs, or until a previous tumor has recurred.

Despite advances in traditional chemotherapy, some kinds of cancers just do not respond well to it. And, in some cases, the cancer may be too advanced to tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy.

For these late-stage and advanced cancers, regional perfusion may be an option.

Types of Late-stage and Advanced Cancers


 Disease Description
Neuroendocrine Tumors Tumors resulting from cells that release hormones as a response to a signal from the nervous system.
Sarcomas Cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissues.

Perfusion Treatments for Late-stage and Advanced Cancers


The type of regional perfusion therapy depends on the type and location of your cancer.

Treatments may include:

Learn more about additional treatment options for late-stage and advanced cancers at UPMC CancerCenter.

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