Sep 24, 2010 - 6:47 am
this is my first post and am hoping to get some help with questions i have, my husband has HCC, w/hep c and cirrhosis of the liver, he has had 2 chemoembolizations and takes nexavar. He is currently not taking nexavar to terrible side effects, but will begin on a lower dose next week. He just had his MRI follow up with blood work and I spoke with the radioligst he said everything looked great and no need for another embolization, which is wonderful news. His MRI showed a lymph node continues to get larger and his blood work showed his AFP marker had more than tripled since the last blood work last month, but he said that was out of his field and he could not comment on that. My husbands see's the transplant team here in orlando,which is a great group of doctors, but he is not a candidate for a transplant an sometimes i feel we sorta get pushed to the side because of this. I was wondering if my husband should be seeing any other specialist, i just worry about the cancer spreading beyon the lymph nodes and is nexavar the only treatment he should have for the invasion of his lymph nodes or should he be seeing an ononcoligist, he doesnt see one at this time.