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Thrtyfve yo husbnd has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs one yr hepc trtmt bfor he can get put on trnsplnt list, what r chnces of trtmnt workng?
30 to 60 percent: The advances in hep c treatment are improving every day. If you look at all the studies, in general its, 30 percent eradication, 30 % no response and 30% partial repsonse. However, cirrhosis in general is irreversable and the damage that has been done will improve slightly but not repair all together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?
Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis. Stages are 1-4. I think that the best way to know is to clarify with the GI doctors to get a clear idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs to go through trtmnt to kill hepc bfor he can get trsplnt, high viral load, chances it will work?
Depends: The serotype of the hep c, his tolerance and adherence to medication, abstaining from alcohol or other substances toxic to the liver are all important. Then having a compatible liver become available are all important occurrences. He has a good chance for all this to happen. Good luck and prayer help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Cirrhosis can be mild, moderate or severe, and in severe cases can produce serious illness, including GI bleeding, accumulation of toxic substances not cleared by the liver, and infection, as well as an inability to properly metabolize drugs and even substances found in food. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath and weakness. Hep b/c should be treated, alcohol avoided:there may be treatment. ...Read more
My husband has cirrosis of the liver due to hepc, if he needed a transplant could I give him half of my liver since it regenerates, if we are a match?
Yes, but...: Be very careful with choosing the transplant center to have these operations. The donor operation is risky with a steep learning curve. Complication rates (both major and minor complications) for donors run somewhere between 40-50%. If you are not close to an experienced live-donor liver transplant center, you may be much better off staying with deceased donor liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?
Yes: Blood does continue to flow through the liver, but not as efficiently. See this site for more info. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cirrhosis/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more
If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?
Complicated : Lansoprazole is broken down by the liver and if the liver has cirrhosis and a lot of damage full doses may not be appropriate. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring and you can have a liver that still works pretty well or one that is failing (decompensation). It is important to be evaluated to see if there is cirrhosis. If so, all medications, incl over the counter, have to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?
Hepatic: Encephalopathy happens when liver fails and cannot clear ammonia from blood. Ammonia and other toxins affect the brain and interfere with the functioning of the brain. See these sites for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.Htm. ...Read more
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