Hello, Linda, and welcome to the forum, though I'm sorry for your reason for being here. The good news is that your other half has been sober for 4 yrs. That really is a huge plus. If you've read some of my posts, you know that I am a liver cancer survivor. I will have been in remission 4 yrs. in May.
First, I would want to know how many lesions there are and the size of the largest. This determines the treatment and outcome. Regular systemic chemo doesn't work for liver cancer, so they have to target the tumors directly. They will undoubtedly do chemoembolization, which injects chemo into the tumors and cuts off circulation to the tumors and shrinks them. Sometimes alcohol injection is also used.
Next, where are the tumors located? Are they all within one lobe? If so, there is the possibility of surgical removal. Also ask if they use TheraSphere. At the time it was given to me at Mayo in '06, it was a study drug and I was patient #2. Transplant is sometimes used, but the success rate is not very high.
I would also want to know if the current hep C treatment should be stopped, if it hasn't been already. I would think it would be stopped so as not to interfere with cancer treatment.
I'm really sorry that your loved one has been diagnosed, but I'm living proof that there is hope. Hep C and cirrhosis CAN lead to liver cancer. I knew this was possible, but didn't believe it would happen to me--until it did. It's a lot to swallow, but keep a positive attitude and don't give up. If you get no satisfactory treatment or answers, go somewhere else!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Please keep us informed.