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by al_al on Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:00 AM
My father-in-law was diagnosed this pass friday with primary liver cancer (HCC), due to hept.B. The cancer is in its advanced stage and is 9mm. the Dr. in Uath have pretty much told him that there is nothing they can do for him. Our family (wife) is taking this very hard...as you migh imagin. Along with getting a 2nd opinion they are looking into alternative medicine, which I think is a waste of time, but at a time like this I guess people turn to what ever may work? What treatments are out there? He has no pain and doesn't look sick as of yet. Any info is good info.
by Cptmac on Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:00 AM
You don't say what treatment he has tried?
Go get another opinion at a top hospital. Don't stop looking until you get the answer you want to hear.
I say this because I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon with mets to the liver in July of '04. The top docs in my state said I could die at any moment, I had 18 months tops. I went to one of the top 50 hospitals, which can be found here.
I also suggest you read
Go to patient info then read fighting cancer. It helped me a lot.
But I used an HAI pump to direct FUDR directly into my liver. So far, I have no evidence of disease.
Good luck and let us know how we can help
by al_al on Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:00 AM
Thank you, he hasn't started treament as of yet. Thanks for the info I'm this will get the ball rolling.
Has anyone heard of a herbal med. called Tian Xian from china??
by Tallieb on Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:00 AM
I am going through a very simular situation with my father having the liver cancer. He was dianosed 3/12/07 I did some research on Tian Xian the FDA says that it is illegal to sell it in the U.S. so i did more reseach on other herbal remedies. I just started having my father take Essiac Tea and Noni Juice. The Essiac Tea is sussposed to detox your body and help your immune system and have testimonials of curing cancer. He has only been on it for a few days so i don't know if it works yet but it looks very encouraging there are many websites on it so I would check it out. You can purchase it at a local health food store. My prayers are with you in this hard time and hope you find the cure.
by More_Information on Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:00 AM
by Shemay on Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:00 AM
On 3/24/2007 More Information wrote:My very dear friend was just diagnoised with Advance liver cancer 2 weeks ago. The doctors told him he only had a couple of months and there was nothing he could do. Does anyone know of a treatment or medication that would make him feel better
by Witchdoctor on Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:00 AM
by al_al on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:00 AM
"Hepatocellular Ca is thankfully a rare cancer in the states, worldwide it is more common due to poor sanitation and certain paracytes".
Never the less wether its rare or not its hard for us to be thankful since someone in our family will die from this Cancer.
by Lennie on Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:00 AM
well said..there is nothing to be thankful..just bec HCC is not common
amongst the populations here in the US...it is very unfortunate and a very
horrible disease for ANYONE to have. My 42 yr old husband was born
in the Philippines during the 60's when there was no vaccine for any type
of hepatitits..and now he has liver cancer and is fighting for his life., there
is absolutely nothing to be thankful for esp. when there are small children
that will be growing up w/o their parents...
by al_al on Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:00 AM
Hopefully more money will go into finding a way to detect this cancer in the furture, rather then looking at it as a problem for other poeple outside the U.S. I bet if more american's had this illness the world would hear about it.
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