Sep 24, 2012 - 5:05 pm
Hi everyone! I'm an old pro at the head and neck discussion board but now I have a liver question.
Father in law was diagnosed with cirrhosis about 15 years ago. He went through a series of 3 different types of treatment, none of which worked. They gave him a life expectancy of about 5 years which he passed about 5 years ago.
Here is my question - He is saying that the doc says his treatment would consist of a shot once a week for 1 year. The cost is $20,000 per shot. What treatment are they talking about?? It just doesn't sound right to me. The cost or the duration. Thy both seem excessive.
I've asked him to please get a second opinion no matter what his doc recommends for treatment.