It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver Message Board

I have secondary liver cancer...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
Red Willow
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ronald WA USA
Posts: 1
Red Willow HB User
I have secondary liver cancer...

...and I am freaked out a little bit. I know I'm not the only one who has had this but this is happening to me and it is so surreal. They have me on Morphine and Vicodine for break through pain. They are sure they can get it via surgery which I understand is a very good thing. If they get it all..then I might not haveto have chemo. This is confusing to me because if this is a secondary cancer wouldn't chemo be a given? I just don't want to have to be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life...but I suppose that is a given too. I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts! Thanks everyone...


The following 3 users give hugs of support to: Red Willow
bubblegirl (03-11-2011),phuongchinguyen (04-02-2011),resolution09 (03-20-2011)
Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 316
bubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB User
Re: I have secondary liver cancer...

Willow I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this!

Yes, it does seems strange to me also that they wouldn't give you chemo for a secondary! What was your primary cancer? Perhaps the origin of the primary cancer had some bearing on their decision...

Best of luck for the surgery & do let us know how you go!

Old 04-01-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vietnam
Posts: 2
phuongchinguyen HB User
Re: I have secondary liver cancer...

My mother is surviving this kind of cancer... in the II part, too. She had a breast cancer as an original. She is given a chemo and doesn't allow to carry a surgery. I think because your tumor is not so big that you can recover from the surgery

Old 04-02-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 576
Charlyssa HB UserCharlyssa HB UserCharlyssa HB UserCharlyssa HB User
Re: I have secondary liver cancer...

i am sooo sorry, too, about your cancer. i am praying for you. i believe you should have chemo because there is always the chance of stray cancer cells. i also think radiation would be a good idea as with cancer, you need as much 'heavy artillery' as possible. all the best of wishes to you red willow.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Secondary liver cancer, no primary found. beetle64 Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 9 07-17-2011 07:22 AM
Can advance liver cancer be cured??? loveyoudad Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 9 01-03-2010 01:36 AM
secondary liver cancer susiereid Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 1 07-16-2009 05:14 PM
liver detoxification - liver cancer henriette Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 7 04-08-2009 12:04 PM
Why do hep c people tend to get liver cancer? jessy28 Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 13 02-16-2007 02:03 PM
Liver Cancer slvricn Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 3 12-26-2006 07:40 AM
Metastasis liver cancer from the Breast anxiety27 Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 11 06-04-2006 03:47 PM
Mother-in-law diagnosed last week with stage 4 colon/metastes liver cancer. BMF1978 Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 39 05-07-2005 03:36 PM
My Mother Just Diagnosed W/ Liver Cancer timsworld73 Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 28 02-23-2004 10:44 AM
My step dad has liver cancer BS5689 Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 11 12-04-2003 01:36 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:35 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!