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    David had the TACE treatment done at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. We are amazed that two days later the only side effect he has is very minimal pain in the liver. It was done on an outpatient basis but he did have to stay for 2-3 hours after laying flat. His next treatment will be in 2-3 weeks.

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      Great news! I know that feeling of laying there wishing you were at home. Glad the treatments were not so bad.

      almost 8 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Targeted therapy): Chemoembolization (TACE)- Slight fever, almost no pain, no nausea

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    Other Care (Second Opinion/ Consultation): Went to Johns Hopkins Liver Tumor Clinic last week. After two months of wasted time at an Atlanta hospital (they never returned our or our oncologist's calls to find out what the plan of treatment should be) we finally have answers. Treatment: Chemoebolization to shrink the tumor and then resection! We are awaiting financial assistance approval and then will schedule the first chemo.

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      geekling

      Please remember the lyrics to that song about walking on through a storm.

      Sometimes genetic disorders have more to do with epigenetics.

      I've no idea if this would be relevant to your hubby but I do have a friend who had radioactive isotopes placed around his lesions.

      I've another friend who went on a radically different food intake methodology and reduced the size of her tumor by three fourths over the course of two months. She couldn't keep it up but she regained energy and hope and the quality of her life. Because she was an MD she kept searching for some sort of chemotherapy to completely rid her of the tumor. She submitted to a biopsy at the beginning of her fifth year without conventional treatment of any sort. The surgeon nicked the tumor while trying to remove it, allowing the cancer cells to spread throughout her body. She was dead in less than six months. Govern yourself accordingly and very good luck.

      almost 8 years ago
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      Well you are in the right hands and I have heard that when the tumors are localized in one area of the liver the prognosis is much better and they can be killed with proton therapy or even surgery.

      Hoping for the best outcome

      almost 8 years ago