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Archives for November 2011
Stage 4 liver cancer
My stepson just informed his father and me that his mother was just diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. How can such a diagnosis be made without surgery? Thanks for any answers...I am really confused.
I am thankful....
I am approaching the 5 year mark for my survival of primary liver cancer. The HCC was caused by Cirrhosis which was caused by Hep-c that I believe was contracted when I received the air gun vaccinations prior to deployment to Vietnam. I received a liver resection in January of 2007 for the removal of (2) 3.5 cm tumors. I…
Looking for information on small cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma with METs to liver
Hi, I just joined this group in the hopes of finding out some information that will help me understand what my family is about to endure. On October 10 my 66 yr old mother in law had an endoscopy becuase of a gastro pain...they thought she had reflux. (She has a terrible pain in her chest that she felt starting in the…
My husband died this week
I am sorry for the blunt subject line, but my husband died at home in his own bed early Monday morning, 18 months to the day that we were told about his primary liver cancer. I think it might be a reassurance to some of you to know he lived a pretty energetic and healthy life until the beginning of August, and then only…
Help, we are at the end of the road
I am so sorry to have to make this post. We have been fighting this liver cancer for two years now. What an up and down road this has been. After being told a month ago for my husband to go work on his Bucket List and live his life we came home to re-group we started visiting other options. Today our bubble was burst yet…
Has anyone used Essiac tea (supplement) as an alternative treatment for HCC or any other, please
Dear All, I am wondering if any one of you have ever tried Essiac? I really would love to know. I have read one post on Essiac on this website and wondering .... curious too. What is your opinion on it??? I have also found this link: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/essiac/patient/page3 Thank you, Betta
Experience with Clinical Trials or Avastin
Just met with an Oncologist yestereday and he thinks my husband could end up being eligible for a clinical trial with Avastin or one which combines Nexavar and Xeloda. Anyone have an information on either of these?
Hi, My father (55 years old) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma on October 3rd 2011. We had severed jaundice. His right and left hepatic bile duct are completely blocked with the tumor. They have attempted to place the stint. But unfortunately, it didn’t work. They have installed a drain from his liver. His bilirubin…
Hey everyone. Dad starts Chemo on Tuesday. I have heard that it can be very tough. The doctor said that some people have no problems at all. Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare and live on Chemo? What to eat, vitamins, pain med, etc.. ? Thanks