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Nov 14, 2008 - 3 comments

I started tx on 11/13/08, fairly uneventful except for a short rush of sx,s in the evening.  The bx that was done like on 10/27/08 showed zero stage and grade 2.  What puzzles me is in June 2005 I had a biopsy and it showed a stage 1 to focally 2 fibrosis and grade 1.  Seems a little strange to me, has this ever happened to anyone else?

I would think that my biopsy would have come back the same or a little worse, but not better like it did in the case of stage...

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by Marcia2202, Nov 14, 2008
Congrats to finally starting my friend!!! I wish you all the best with your treatment and really hope that you will be spared from too much suffering. As to your bx. I looked at several results of my Stepmother a while ago and grade diminished from 2 back to 1. She has had about 4 biopsies and the last bigger sample showed improvement. The last time she had a major stomach operation and they cut a little piece of the liver, while they were in there. So maybe it is possible. Or maybe the different parts of the liver are affected differently.

Hugs, Marcia

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by fretboard, Nov 14, 2008
Well thanks for shedding some light on this subject for me.  It really doesn't change anything as far as me txing because I have too many symptoms from the HepC, so I would've tx'ed no matter what.  Maybe I will never really know except maybe bx's are like blood test as in different manufacturers have different reference ranges.  I don't know, in my particular case the stage and grade don't apply that much, since I have so many symptoms by becoming toxic so easily and having the HepC attack my osteoarthritis in such an excruciating manner I have no choice but to tx.  That doesn't include my fat hands and fat feet.  lol  take care friend

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by smiley9556, Nov 24, 2008

I was  wondering if it is possible or if you know how to contact Rockerforlife. I called the trial you guys are in and I was told they would be in contact. I'm newly diagnosed and am looking to clinical trials as I have no job or insurance for over a year now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks  !!!!

Karen   AKA   Smilet  =)

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