Apr 21, 2010 - 9:08 pm
Hi my names Mike and I’m 41 and I have recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 HCC - primary liver cancer...oh wait this isn’t that kind of group haha. No laughing matter but that's how I deal with things like this, humor.
I was diagnosed March 3 2010 with no prior symptoms. I was transferred to another hospital for a resection of a 13.5cm tumor on my liver. They also found more smaller ones on the right side they couldn’t get out. The surgeon said he couldnt take it all out he had to leave me with some liver. No Cirrhosis, No hepa, no diabetes, was told I fall into one of the unlucky ones that just gets it. Was then told under a year to live….isnt that just like taking a 4x4 to the face... I just went numb, especially since I felt great prior and feel great now. I had one night of pain in my left side and went to the doc the next day. He said you can watch it or go for a CT to see for sure what it is and choose the CT. Thanks Doc Schnieds!!
I have since transferred my care to Sloan in NY as the surgeon here said they weren’t looking at curative anymore. I go for new scans in another week to see where we’re at and come up with a plan! There’s no way I’m going down without one hell of a fight first.
I just wanted to introduce myself as I might have some questions. I’ve already read all the doom and gloom about this disease on the internet and know more about HCC than I probably wanted to know.
Great forums and website! God bless all of you going through this horrible disease!!