Jan 15, 2013 - 11:52 pm
Can someone tell me what your experience has been with having liver damage as a result of mets from crc. My husband dxd may 2012 stage IV mets to liver and lungs. Extensive liver mets, too many to count or measure. He has been having great reaction to folfox started 6/12 and continuing..cea from 3600 down to 20 so far couple weeks ago...weight loss has been gaines back, feels great and continues to work full time. I guess my question is that noone has mentioned monitoring the side effects of having a damaged liver, no matter what caused the damage. He had a stomal varice burst at chemo last week and was taken to hosp via ambulance. Really don't think that he would still be here if it had happened anywhere other than at a health care facility. I know the varices are caused by ONLY liver damage because of another family member that went through all the side effects of liver failure couple years ago resulting in a liver transplant. Theirs was caused by an inherited disease but was liver damage all the same. The Drs checked him constantly and were very vigilant about keeping varices monitored because of the possibility of bleeding out before getting to help. I am going to ask Dr about all of this tomorrow I was just wondering if any of you are being watched closely and being treated for the effects of liver damage caused by crc. Seems we are getting the crc under control to a certaing extent and now the risk is the effects of having a damaged liver that noone is talking about. Even the gastro dr. hasnt mentioned it to us. Without this family members experience, I wouldn't know the importance of monitoring this. Thanks for any help!