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hepatocellular carcinoma resection

cabins
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i have been diagnosed with hepatocellular cacinoma and have undergone resection. i would like to chat with someone who has gone through the same to discuss after surgery complaints. i also am scheduled for a total right hepatic lobectomy in early december. anyone?

PjStone
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Joined: Oct 2003

I am a 63 year old female. I had liver resection 2/03 that removed a large hepatocellular (12 cm)carcinoma from lower right liver. No report of spreading in tests, so no treatment other than the surgery. In September had a CT & MRI that showed a shadow on right lobe. I am now scheduled for a needle biopsy on 10/22 with doctor consult on 10/31. My only symptons now and before the surgery is pressure and pinching below right ribcage. Share you experiences with me? RossStone

cabins
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i am 46. had the resection and now they are going to remove the whole right lobe. that is scheduled for the first week in december. my tumor was not as large as yours, only 3x5 cm. during the surgery and all the tests before showed negative for cancer. only during the post op biopsy did the cancer become apparent. i then developed peurisy on my right lung with four more days in hospital. the guess what????? i get an abscess in the surgery spot. four more days in hospital. i have had so many antibiotics in the last forty days that i am probably risk free for anything else. course i am somewhat gun shy. waiting on the next thing to pop up. i am not looking forward to the next surgery, the first one was not any fun. but i would rather do it now than later iguess. let me know how you are doing.
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Lost_76
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Joined: Jul 2003

Hi.. I'm 27 today.. I was 21 when I found out I had hepatocellular. They removed 2/3 of my liver. I went 4 years will all test returning clean. On my fourth year they found it had speard to my lungs (But liver is still clean).

~ Russ

waterbug
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Joined: Apr 2003

what kind of cancer did you have? My daughter is 22 and has had 2 surgeries -the first removed 45% of her liver

cabins
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Joined: Oct 2003

the cancer that i have is primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. the only place that it is present is in the liver. doc says all is well at this point.

cabins
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Joined: Oct 2003

did the hepatocellular spread to the lungs? or is it a new something or other? hope you are doing well.

waterbug
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Joined: Apr 2003

What kind of liver cancer were you originally diagnosed with? My daughter is 22

cabins
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Joined: Oct 2003

i was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, primary liver cancer.

AuthorUnknown
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Joined: May 2006

I was 16/17 years old when I was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in 1991. I had four tumors and a resection operation that lasted 10 1/2 hrs. I had follow-up cisplatin and doxorubicin chemotherapy. In 1999 at 25 I had primary bladder cancer which was burnt out via cyscoscopy.

I am four years clear at the moment.

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