Jan 02, 2012 - 10:53 am
I have received good news in regards to my MRI last month and I will hit the 5 year mark for surviving my first diagnosis of HCC later this week. I had a recurrence treated with RFA 2 years ago, but I am still counting this as my 5 year mark anyway. The first tumors were 3.5 cm and located on my portal vein-not usually a good sign of things to come, but with a resection and the removal with clear margins of 2 tumors I have made it this far. Never give up hope, it is all we have in our individual battles and none of us know what lies ahead for us. For those of you newly diagnosed and those who haven't been given much to be grateful for I pray for your survival as well. Yes, I am breathing a little easier today, but I realize that my next MRI may put me back in the ongoing battle for life and am counting my blessings diligently. Keep the faith!