Friday, May 23, 2014

The Liver Chronicles...Time Is Running Out

The news is not good...
I have meta-cell carcinoma.
Liver cell cancer. 4 tumors were found...In the last week one more has developed.
My only hope is transplant. However I need to have only 3 tumors...There is hope. There is always hope. The odds of getting on the transplant list are not good...millions of people are on these lists. There are no easy fixes, loop holes or end runs I can do to change any of this.
Worst case scenario, I have had a good run. No regrets.
Had health care reform addressed uniform transplant guidelines my odds would have been far greater but...there is a lot of fight left in me. Thank you Mr. Obama...You lied to the American people and have caused needless suffering in your desire to pad your legacy...This isn't ideology folks. I am living this nightmare.
I can not promise the future of this site any longer...It is day to day.
If you can contribute anything to my medical fund on the home page here I appreciate it. I'm not an ideology. I am a human being with a pulse just trying to shed some light on an important issue.
Not my intention to offend...
Many thanks,
My prognosis?


The usual outcome is poor, because only 10–20% of hepatocellular carcinomas can be removed completely using surgery. If the cancer cannot be completely removed, the disease is usually deadly within 3 to 6 months.[46] This is partially due to late presentation with large tumours, but also the lack of medical expertise and facilities in the regions with high HCC prevalence. However, survival can vary, and occasionally people will survive much longer than 6 months. The prognosis for metastatic or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma has recently improved due to the approval of sorafenib (Nexavar®) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.