Mar 02, 2010 - 9:31 am
My mom (70) was recently diagnosed with liver tumor.
Based on the Ct-scan result, it is suspicious of a primary hepatic neoplasm such as hepatocellular carcinoma (the size is ~2cm; in segment 4A of the liver).
According to the doctor, the possibility of it being malignant is 95% due to the high Alpha Fetoprot level (82.1) and CA19.9 (96.3). In addition, she also has a cirrhotic liver.
Prior to this, she was diagnosed with Hep-C and had gone through the interferon & ribavarin treatment (~ 3 years back). The doctor stopped the treatment because of some severe side effect.
Currently, we're given two options by the three doctors we consulted (as surgery is out of the question due to her age): 1. TACE 2. RFA
Any idea what are the pros + cons of these two options? Are there any other options?
Any feedbacks are greatly appreciated!!!