Patient Comments: Liver Cancer - Diagnosis

How was your liver cancer diagnosed?

Comment from: doogie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

After having a fainting spell and a very sharp pain in my stomach, my primary doctor ordered: MRI, CT-scan, and I was diagnosed with liver cancer.

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Comment from: Ian, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I have just been diagnosed with liver cancer. I am a 55 married man suffering with chronic hep c geno type 1. I have been referred to the hospital in Melbourne Australia. I Hope they don't take too long to get me in for treatment.

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Comment from: brenda6774, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 22

I don't have liver cancer but I'm affraid my nephew does they found a spot on his and he has lost weight. My sister died with lung cancer and it was a terrible death she endured. My son has had Hodgkin's 2 times. I sure wish with all the research they are doing they could get closer to a cure. They spend a lot of money and people are still dying from it more than ever.

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Comment from: Goldfied Girl, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 17

My friend was diagnosed with Primary Liver Cancer and Secondary Bowel Cancer. The Tumor was the size of a grapefruit and invaded the whole liver and surgery was not an option, that was on February 9, 2010 and after chemotherapy to Round 12 and now orally he is still here today. I don't know whether it is the power of positive thought or the xeloda or avastin but something is keeping him going so there is hope for everyone.

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Comment from: Sam, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 10

My brother was diagnosed with liver cancer on Oct, 11th 2010, he passed away on Nov, 09th 2010, the doctors told me that it was at an advanced stage. I have read few articles saying that patients with the same illness have lived at least a year after being diagnosed. I just need an answer to why my brother lived less than a month.

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Comment from: cori, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 07

My grandpa was diagnosed with liver cancer November 4, 2010 on his sons (my uncle) birthday. We had noticed before that he was losing a lot of weight and his appetite went down. We all knew something was wrong but he didn't want to go to the hospital. He finally went and 2 weeks later, we found out. All of my family was surprised and shocked. We were very close as a family and we did anything we could to make him feel better. A couple of days passed and we noticed he started to get worse and worse. Little did we know that it only took 20 days for him to finally be with his lord. My grandpa passed away November 24, 2010. It still doesn't feel real. I never knew something this bad can happen to a person. I have never experienced death in the family ever in my life. I still needed my grandpa. I miss him greatly. He was a soldier of god. He was a great man and lived a full life. The person who is reading this right now, I wish you could have met him. He would have changed your whole life. He was a true hero.

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