Nov 17, 2012 - 8:54 am
This is my first post. My husband was diagnosed w/HCC January 2011 (AFP 4,000). He's been through five TACEs and was on Nexavar all of 2011 (AFP levels dropped to 100), went off Nexavar beginning of 2012 so he could undergo another TACE. When his AFP level hit > 36,300 he was put back on Nexavar in October. Now the cancer has meta to his lungs. He's lost 25 pounds, has no strength or stamina and sleeps a lot. How do you decide when the Nexavar isn't worth the side effects? He's fighting to stay alive - but at what cost to his quality of life? As a care giver, what should I expect? Just trying to be prepared.