Liver cancer

A place for people affected by liver cancer to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

HCC Treatment.

ByTheCoast
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My husband has NASH. He's had one small liver tumour treated by ablation in November 2016. Now there is another tumour (in a different area) of the liver. This tumour is in a difficult area to treat by ablation, and so the plan is to use TACE this time. Does anyone know how successful this treatment is? My husband isn't on a transplant list, but we've been told the wait for transplantation is approx 2-3 years.

Shirleeg
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Our neighbor here in California has had two treatments and seems to be doing well. 

We’ve asked our liver specialist to only do MRI ‘s versus CT scans as they don’t have the toxic radiation that CTs have. YOU can request that. 

Shirleeg

Wwood
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I had Tace in 2016 3 times which worked each time the tumours came back.

had 12 month gap had a tumour come back had tace again in December 2017 just had a clear scan Jan.

For me so far it has been good hope it works for your husband.

I had a operation first  but they couldn't get all the tumours thats why i had tace

One tumour they could not get too with tace they operated again.

Stay positive.



ByTheCoast
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Thank you Shirleeg. I will definitely take on board the MRI option over CT scans for my husband. x

ByTheCoast
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Thanks for your reply Wwood. I'm very glad TACE has been so beneficial to you. I hope my husband gets the same result. Best wishes to you.

Tracey84
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Wow what a great outcome, my dad has just had his 1st tace results and said it is working well, he will have 2nd tace in couple of weeks, can i ask what type of cancer you had if you dont mind?, we are getting mixed messages from every doctor we see, and would like to know if what we know is correct, docs say his liver cancer wont shrink amd this will only slow down process from 6-12 months to 12-24 months, ive read on here people have came through and gone many more years. Sorry for the quearions just one very confused daughter lookimg for some hope.

Congratulations on your recovery and hope things stay positive for you.

ByTheCoast
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Hi Tracey84, did your dad recover quickly from the Tace treatment? Thanks x

Wwood
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Hi Tracy HCC is what I have hoping your Dad a great recovery.

They tell me ignore the C word and take it as a chronic illness thar can be treated.

All the time me body lets the treatment work.

I  just enjoy the 3 month gaps xx

Tracey84
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First 2 weeks he was poorly, sickness and tiredness, didnt eat very well but after 2 weeks he just stopped being sick.

ByTheCoast
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Thank you. It gives me an idea of how it may be for my husband. Everyone's different I know.

Best wishes to you both. 

autumnleaves
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Hi ByTheCoast just a few lines to let you know that my husband was diagnosed with NASH and 2 tumours in the liver in 2014 He had 2 Tace treatment,. the first in late 2014 and the second in early 2015.  His tumours are referred to as stable and have been for some time. It is still a primary cancer. After his sessions of TACE the tumours shrank very considerably and so this treatment was success in his case.Hope this information has been helpful. Wishing you and your husband all the very best.

ByTheCoast
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Thank you autumnleaves. The TACE treatment was given last week. We go back in 2 weeks for a CT scan. It's possible that my husband has ablation treatment next, depends what the scan shows. Platelet levels have dropped to 62, going for some blood tests tomorrow.

Glad to hear the TACE has helped your husband and sending good wishes to both of you.