Very little of the radiation will leave your body, but as a safety measure you will be given a yellow card from the hospital telling you some precautions you must take when you leave hospital. During the first 24 hours following the SIRT procedure it is important that you:
- Thoroughly wash your hands after using the toilet as some of the radiation may be present in your urine or stools
- Clean up any spills of body fluids such as blood, urine or stools and dispose of them in the toilet
Prolonged, close physical contact should be avoided, such as, sitting/sleeping next to children or pregnant women for seven days. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids for six to eight weeks after this procedure. All radiation will have been disappeared from your body within four weeks.
A scan will be required around three months after treatment to look at the size of the tumours and to see if they have shrunk in size. View information on CT scans.