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AFP mistake on report?

My brother just found out he has a HCC measuring 12 x14 cm.   How his primary never picked up on it over the last couple of years is beyond me.  I received copies of his blood work and for AFP it shows 524,000.   Can this be right or could it be a mistake.  I see people mention up to 1000 but never 1/2 million.   Any imput would be appreciated
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683231 tn?1467323017
If he has cirrhosis was he not being followed by a hepatologist associated with a liver transplant center?

Was he having AFP and ultrasound testing every 6 months as recommended for patients with cirrhosis.

So sorry to hear about his situation best of luck to you both
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Thanks for the reply.  I am still trying to get my head around this.  I had hcc 3 years ago.  I did 48 weeks of sovoldi and riba and rfa for the tumor. I have been hcc  clear since. I am still on the transplant list at mayo even with a 7 meld score,  I have been on the board since 2005 and have heard many strange things but not like my brothers case.  I mean really how can a guy see a doctor regular and not discover a liver tumor that large. The doctor claims it was not there 3 months ago and this is all growth since,.  Ya right.   Sure wish Hector was around,  We had many talks before and after his transplant.  I will miss him.
On another forum where I am a member we just lost someone to HCC She treated and was clear of hep c did all her usual tests AFP and ultrasound. Six months post treatment when she did her follow up AFP and ultrasound there was noticed something on her liver which turned out to be cancer. She was gone in less than 4 months so I guess sometimes it can be like that even when we are doing all the right things.

Yes I miss Hector very much as well but I guess it was just his time :-(
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