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lilymae
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Joined: Feb 2010

my best friend was just diagnosed with liver cancer that spread to her lung on jan.29 2010. on feb. 2nd it had spread to the adrenal glands and the chest wall and by feb 4th it had spread to her skin, bones and brain. she is now in hospice - given 1 week to 1 month to live. around Christmas she had pain in her right hip - xray showed arthritis and she went to therapy and everything was fine. she returned to work on jan. 20th and 21st. she called off after that because she said everytime she got up to move around she would vomit. her doctor admitted her in the hospital on jan 29th 2010 and on feb. 4th she was placed in hospice. how can this happen so fast to someone who was active, healthy and full of life???

ljw1121
Posts: 22
Joined: Oct 2009

Unfortunately, Liver cancer is one of the worst cancers there is. Once it starts to metastasize it's generally in stage IV and not alot can be done. Diagnosing cancer at it's earliest stage is the key to possible treatment of this nasty disease. Treatment is the key whenever a diagnosis has been found but it needs to be started quickly.
Usually in cases like your friend, it seems that the cancer metastasized extremely quickly. I'm sorry to hear that your friend is going thru this and I know it has to be very difficult for u as well. Hospice can be very helpful and Ipray that the people working with ur friend will be able to help you all get thru this difficult time. If u r spiritual person, ask the Lord for strenghthin ur time of need. My prayers are with you.
. strength and your friend that ur there for her/him.

slg
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Joined: Jan 2010

Pleast go back to Nexavar and Tace and read my most recent comment. I'm anxious to hear back from you.
Thanks,
slg

lilymae
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Joined: Feb 2010

i just wanted to let you know that my friend passed away feb. 9th. i hope with all my heart that this course of treatment works well for your husband. thank you for taking the time to share with me.

ljw1121
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Joined: Oct 2009

I'm sorry to hear of your friends passing. One thing is for sure. She is now at peace and free from pain. I know you'll miss her but you'll always have her with you. You'll remain in my prayers. ljw1121

lilymae
Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2010

thank you for your kind words, and your right i'll always have her right beside me - in my memories and my heart.

inlovingmemoryg...
Posts: 8
Joined: May 2010

My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary liver cancer with an unknown primary site. He passed away 5 weeks after being diagnosed due to an infection he caught becasue his immune system was destroyed by the chemo. He was a completely healthy man-only 55- and woke up one morning with pains-i just don't understand.

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

Dear Loving and Lily
I would like to express to both of you my sympathies for your recent loses. I, too, lost my dad to ec with mets to the liver on March 9th. It is very hard to accept. Cancer is what it is. There is not much we can do to figure it out. Basically..it sucks. With all of the billions of dollars that is raised to find the so called "cure", makes no sense to me. I get angry some days and think the reason the "cure" has not been found is because they make way too much $ treating the disease! We all did the best we could to help our dads and friend. We have to have a strong faith, and know that now our loved ones are in a much better place with no pain and no suffering. Know that we will see them again and spend eternity together! Peace to both of you at this difficult time. And know that you are not alone.
Tina

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