Patient Comments: Liver Cancer - Diagnosis

How was your liver cancer diagnosed?

Comment from: gina, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 28

My brother has hepatitis b and is a carrier. It was passed on through our mother at birth. He recently started feeling sick and losing weight really fast, like 10 kg a week. Everyone around him told him to go to the doctor. So he went to the hospital and they did a CT scan and put a tube down his throat. They came back to him the next day and said he had a mass on his liver. He called and told me the bad news so I went down to visit him, and seriously he hasn't enough time. I went to hug him and he's always worn large jackets and they have always fit him, but this time it just caved in. He's all skin and bones. I am bringing him home because he hasn't that much time. I want every moment I can spend with him. The hospital has discharged him into hospice care because there is nothing they can do for him. It's terminal and I hope he passes in his sleep because that's all he does.

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Comment from: kathy in yucaipa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I had pain in my right side and pain in my back. I went to doctor for blood panel and found liver enzymes elevated. An ultrasound and then CT scan showed nodules on my liver too numerous to count. Pet scan then revealed spots on my spine, neck, hip, sternum. I was told there was nothing they could do and had about six months. It has been 7 months now and I feel better than I have in years! I found a place called Oasis of Hope in Irvine, Calif., and they do integrated and alternative treatments. The pain in my bones is gone! Please look into this and go immediately, before chemo or radiation (which will end up killing you painfully, like my Aunt). The doctors and staff are loving and kind and knowledgeable, and they offer treatments from many different countries.

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Comment from: Marsha, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 11

My husband was fine. All the sudden he noticed that his feet and ankles were swollen. He went to the doctors thinking that he may have blood clots in his legs. It turned out that he had liver cancer and they gave him 2 months to live. He was diagnosed on November 5th and died on December 8th. It just all happened so fast, we are still in shock over it.

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Comment from: pam, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 22

It was initially diagnosed through an ultra sound, then biopsy. It was diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of the liver, poorly differentiated. Today, PET scan to try to find UPT. Tumor was found wrapped around the Vena Cava. Doctors are saying chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before any type of surgery can be done.

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Comment from: kginnetti, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

I had a tumor in my stomach that was blocking any food leaving my stomach. They removed 1/2 of my stomach and all the lymph nodes around the stomach. After getting chemotherapy and radiation treatments they did a PET scan to see if the stomach cancer had returned and found that it spread to my liver. I was told I had 6 months to a year to live and started chemotherapy again. It has been 9 months and my blood work came back normal and the tumors in my liver did not show up on the pet scan so I'm beating the liver cancer. My doctor has stopped the chemotherapy and is going to discuss my post treatment next week.

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Comment from: di1967, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

A year ago, I was diagnosed with anal cancer. I took chemo and radiation, but it did not do the trick. The next step was surgery. I had a colostomy in the early summer this year. During my surgery they removed some lymph nodes that had cancer cells in them. So they sent me for a PET scan. It showed I have two lesions on my liver. Well, I went for a liver biopsy today. So I'm waiting for the results.

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Comment from: mynee1955, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 03

My best friend was diagnosed with liver cancer 3 months ago and we have to months left to spend with her. The chemo is already making her sick all the time. She went to the Dr. a year ago and they found a spot on her liver and told her it was ok, and they would check it again in a year. Well my advice to anyone is to get in as soon as possible not matter how small the spot is, It leaves me wondering if she would have been seen a year ago, I might have grown old with my best friend, now I get to bury her. I am a little bitter, so thank you for listening, and I hope you all a speedy recovery and good thoughts.

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