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Approve Liver Cancer Treatment Y90 for Coverage Under OHIP

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My Dad was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and his specialist has recommended a treatment called Yttrium90 (Y90). It involves implanting radioactive beads into the vessels that feed the liver.  This treatment is safe and effective and it is the treatment that is most likely to shrink my Dads tumour, extending his life and potentially making him eligible for a transplant.  Y90 is covered in many provinces but not covered here in Ontario. The treatment is necessary and will be a financial burden in time that is already extremely stressful physically and emotionally for my family.  Please help us bring this urgent matter before the Minister of Health.  Y90 should be covered by OHIP. 



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