Jun 21, 2011 - 5:34 am
My mother(63) who had Hep C & Cirrosis for last 10 yrs was diagnosed with HCC in feb 11. At that time it was around 4 cm.
We went for TACE in Feb and in march observed 95% necrosis , however in may 3 small lesion appear on that site (1.8, 1.5 , .9) .
We also talked with surgeons ... who were of opinion that going for tace is not the right protocol and we should have gone for surgery. My mother is against any surgery. Currently she is fine doing routine jobs and liver functions are OK.
So we have again went for TACE on 4th June. Her Alpha protein drops from 750 to 230 in 15 days.
I am just looking for opinion that should we take a risk of surgery or TACE could help us.