Buddy's Journey:

Spouse/Partner: Liver Cancer > Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Hepatocellular Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 72

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    • Buddy
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Our July 23rd appointment at UAB to determine if a liver transplant was in our future delivered a dose of reality. After reviewing the results of the June 29th MRI of the liver with the doc, a total of 5 cancerous tumors were pointed out to us. Three of these were larger than the size allowed to be eligible for a transplant. A disappointment to both of us but since that door was closed, we were advised to seek an Oncologist and begin treatment with Nexavar and after that begin T.A.C.E. treatments at UAB. Next step to see Oncologist.

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    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began Nexavar on August 10th. Doubled dosage on August 31. Temporarilly stopped on September 2 in preparation of T.A.C.E. procedure.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Buddy
    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    T.A.C.E. Transarterial Chemoembolization

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    On Tuesday, September 4, appointment at UAB for consultation and on Wednesday, September 5, report for T.A.C.E. procedure.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
    about 5 years ago
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    T.A.C.E. (Transarterial Chemoembolization)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Procedure was cancelled on 9/5 and rescheduled for 9/10 so more tests could be run. Went back for procedure at 2:30 pm and was in recovery about 7:00 pm. Long procedure due to finding an extra artery to the liver (3 instead of 2). Spent the night at UAB w/o any significant side effects other than hunger and thurst!

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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