You certainly lucked out with that! Sometimes, having cancer will increase your MELD score. I'm not sure if it's up to the individual transplant centers or depends on where the tumor is located, size, etc. I had a tumor that took up the entire right lobe and had spread into the inferior vena cava, so I wasn't a transplant candidate. Instead, I had treatment to shrink and kill the tumor and excision of the rt. lobe.