Hi, Toni! It's been a long time! I'm glad that Wil is feeling well and that the hep B virus is nondetectable. That's good news. As far as the lesion on his liver and the tumors on his kidney, I'm sure you recall my bout with liver cancer. When it was first discovered, the tumor was approx. 8.5 cm x 6 cm--very large--and had not shown up on ultrasound the year before. I now that think the radiologist may have missed it, as it grew very little after that, until the time I underwent treatment and surgery. I am still cancer free, nearly 19 months later. I had no symptoms at all, except for the usual fatigue from hep C.
So let's keep positive thoughts and I will also keep Wil in my prayers. IF it's cancer, he can live with one kidney, and the liver lesion is small enough to be treated by a number of different methods. Just remember that regular chemotherapy does not work for liver cancer. IF it's cancer, the concern would be that the liver tumor metastasized to the kidney and perhaps other organs. At this point, it's really too soon to speculate, but the important thing is that it was caught early. I hope that the MRI he is getting is with Gadolinium contrast, as that is what will "light up" any cancer in the body.
Please let us know the results.
Post Edited (hep93) : 12/14/2008 11:15:21 PM (GMT-7)