Dec 28, 2011 - 3:55 pm
I feel so blessed to have accidentally found this small spot of cancer. While in the process of starting the new HepC drug, my doctor did an endoscopy and noticed a spot on my liver which turned out to be the very beginning of cancer. The spot was small 8mm and the alpha feta protein was 118.
I have to say that I don't know how in the world I was lucky enough to discover this at such an early stage but I am thankful to God for whatever it was that moved me to seek a liver specialist out of state.
Now my worry remains, if the CT will be clean in February and when will it return. I worry that the Hep C drug will not work and will not stop the progression of the cirrhosis. I guess the wild card to the HCC is the Hep C problem coupled with the cirrhosis.
I know there have got to be others that have the same issues as I do. I had no signs of anything wrong with me in the world. My liver function studies were normal and i knew i had cirrhosis but I didn't over indulge or drink much. I never had one clue that there was anything wrong. i was a hyperactive workaholic ----this has been a huge life change.
I am just wondering what is there to do next? I am hoping to take the new Hep C drug in February to stop the progress of the cirrhosis from the HepC which could stop the potential progress or development of any HCC. I don't know though.......I am just guessing that is what they are trying to do.
I want things to get better and I don't know what to do. I am going to an excellent liver specialist and liver oncology specialist. They are superb.
This has been a huge life change.