i would truncate therapy at 24 weeks--I think that you have an outstanding chance for achieving cure although I wish you were undetectable instead of <43. Remember that if God forbid you relapse, there are wonderful new meds that will be here very soon, which we could avail ourselves of.
there are no specific advantages of live donation over deceased donor liver ntransplantation. although the complications may be different, the overall rate is the same. the only significant advantage of a live donor is if it was from an identical twin, which would obviate the need for immunosuppression
i think its appropriate that you consider disability but it depends on a lot of things, including your specific financial situation and what type of work you do. I encourage my patients to work as long as they can if possible. good luck.
at 2 cms the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be treated and you can remain on the transplant list with priority that can be accrued over time. Your hepatitis C (HCV) can be treated at any time during this process.
You could very well have NASH or plain fatty liver. Weight loss and treatment of an elevated cholesterol will help it and even reverse it. Your discomfort could be related to the liver being slightly enlarged but it also sounds like you could be having issues with your gallbladder.
the low potential chance for overall cure of an HCC with RFA is greater when it is small. I would always try and avoid the concept of transplantation as much as possible. at 2 cms the HCC allows you to be placed on the waiting list--at that point you could be treated and still accrue waiting time so that if the treatment doesnt work, you havent lost anything...
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