Hi, my name is Nancy.. I am a 46 year old woman, married with a 10 year old daughter. In November 2004, I was having trouble keeping down my food.. seemed as the day wore on the more nausea and vomiting I had. I went to my Dr who sent me to a Surgeon. He suspected I had Diabetic periasis (spelling). The surgeon sent me to have a CT scan and the next I knew I was being called to his office. He told me that I had a large tumor that was on my liver. Within a week I was in surgery at the Medical Unniversity of SC. The 15 pound tumor and 2/3 of my liver were removed on Dec 8th. Its been a long time healing due to a open incision. I never thought I could be so weak. I am now seeing a Oncologist who is going to be starting chemo to make sure that all the cancer was removed. He said it would be about a 6 month course..
I am looking for anyone in a simular situation or someplace I can talk to others with the same problems..
My Drs were surprised I got such a cancer as I have never been more then a casual drinker and do not have hepatitis..
hi i dont have liver cancer but i do have a pretty bad liver with a potential for liver cancer...i just wanted to wish you well and my prayers are with you and Bravo for being so strong!!! sincerley,patti
I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with liver cancer that spread to her lungs in May of 2006. It came out of nowhere. Her belly got swollen & the dr. kept telling me she was constipated. She would wake up in the middle of the night & cry in pain. He ordered an ultrasound & found the mass on her liver. Within days we were in the hospital & told she had stage 4 cancer & probably would not make it. She had about 85% of her liver removed( which was the whole tumor) & she has gone thru 6 rounds of chemo. It was touch & go for awhile, but today, She has no signs of cancer. She continues to get blood work every month. They check something called alpha feta protein. For someone her age, normal is between 0 & 9. At diagnoses, hers was 240,000. 11 months later it is 5.4. Hang in there. I'll keep you in my prayers. Don't ever lose hope.
i'm sorry for what you have gone through, Nancy. however, you should be thankful surgery was an option for you. my dad has several tumors on his liver, in his lungs and in his intestine. we are working for the hope that maybe he will be able to have surgery one day.
you are in my prayers.
Hi Nancy, I am Melissa I am the daughter of a liver cancer patient. I am so glad they were able to remove the tumor. My dad went thru the chemo, and the hospital stays, unfortunatly he didn't survive his cancer. They couldn't do surgery, his tumor was too big. But I can tell you about his experiences with chemo. He would go into the hospital monthly I believe. They would put in a central line in his thigh and the chemo medication went directly into the liver, which was an advantage for him cause he didn't get all of the sickness symptoms that others get with chemo, because the meds don't travel thru the blood stream. Instead they traveled directly into the liver, which was why he was in the hospital for 2 or 3 days. The only real setback for him was he would get sick easily because the chemo weakens your immune system, but for the most part he didn't get sick.
Bless you and may that cancer never ever come back!!