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100th Chemosaturation procedure at Spire Southampton

18 April 2017

Spire Southampton are celebrating the 100th chemosaturation procedure carried out at the site. This is a joint effort with the UHS and Spire sites with patients coming from all over the world to receive the treatment here at Spire Southampton.

Chemosaturation is a minimally invasive treatment for patients who have inoperable cancer of the liver. It involves isolating and filtering the venous return of blood from the liver so that we can introduce higher concentrations of a chemotherapy drug “saturating” the whole of the liver without the undesirable effects of the chemotherapy drug around the rest of the body. This treatment has been shown to slow down or reverse progression of certain types of liver cancer giving patients a better quality of life.