amnap's Journey:

Caregiver: Liver Cancer > Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Hepatocellular Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Male, Age: 52, Stage IV

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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    Partial liver removal

    Procedure or Surgery

    First surgery, liver resection.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has metastasized to bones. Back, ribs, similar symptoms prior to surgery.

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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    Nexavar

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects were painful– eventually proven to be ineffective.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation did not particularly work. Spots grew in back, pain became excruciating.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Back strengthening surgery, partial removal of tumor. Cleaned up area. Improved pain relief.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Clinical trial did not work. Pain worsened. Cancer grew 30%

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    • amnap
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    over 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Helping with pain.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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