Dec 16, 2011 - 9:55 am
I'm looking for some additional information on liver cancer treatment with Nexavar. As I understand it is quite popular in US as a target drug for liver malignancies. We live in Russia where it is approved yet, but it is possible to participate in clinical trials.
My father has been diagnosed with HCC 15 months ago when his not so large tumor started bleeding. It was horrible as he has lost over 2 liters of blood. We were told that in case of the bleeding tumor chances are much much lover, even though the tumor was really small. Since then he had undergone another surgery to remove part of the liver, several chemo embolizations with various drugs and even specially prepared medicines that we receive from Tibet. But cancer is very persistant. AFP levels rise, new smaller tumors appear in the right lobe (left is totally clean) and although they are immediately killed by new chemo treatments there seems no end to this. It is a difficult and painful game. The only good thing is that my dad feels really well, he is active - working, travelling, taking all treatment very lightly.
But I understand that there should be some additional system treatment. That's why I'm trying to find info on Nexavar. How does it work? Does it help? And what are side effects? I want to hear smth from real people not from the web page of a pharmaceutical company. I would really appreciate some advise.