Hepatocellular cancer

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bea,

Sorry to hear about your Dad but I'm sooo glad he is feeling better. My father was also diagnosed with Hepatocellular cancer inoperable as the tumor was too large and too far advanced...he had no symptoms.

I find the psychological battle worse than the actual cancer. We are on a waiting list for pills, the same ones your father had, and he was declined on the first round. Is he not sick enough?? Not pleased with the system and there really is no support. Dad was give 3months initially, then I emailed another cancer specialist at the National Cancer Institue and he said 12 - 14months with the drugs. I don't really want to give him the drug and go the homeopathic way. He has reiki treatments once a week and they make him fell better. Maybe your father should try them.

Keep up the faith and continued good health to your Dad!!


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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
NV, I'm sorry I accidentally deleted your other post.  I thought it was a duplicate.
To answer your question, I never had fever or chills.  Does your dad have an infection?  The worst part for me were the days following the chemoembolization.  I had quite a bit of pain.  The doctor told me that was from the tumor dying.  A couple of months following that, I had TheraSphere treatment as part of a new study.  That completely killed the tumor and also the rt. lobe of the liver, which was subsequently removed.  Of course, I had some post-surgical pain and was in the hospital for about a week.  It was a rather long recovery process, as I developed incisional hernias which had to be repaired, and then had a problem with the drains clogging up.  However, I never did have a fever.  I take Lortab on a regular basis, mostly for hip pain (artificial hips and 2 revisions on the left, and a needed revision on the right.)  I occasionally take an 800 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain, though I try to keep that to a minimum.  The doctors have never told me NOT to take anything except for hormones.  I was taken off HRT immediately after being diagnosed with HCC.  My HCC was a direct result of hepatitis C, which I contracted back in the 60s.

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