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I have cirrhosis and hepatocellular disease.I know that cirrhosis is not reversable, but what exactly is hepatocellular disease?

I have cirrhosis and hepatocellular disease.I know that cirrhosis is not reversable, but what exactly is hepatocellular disease?

Not sure: Cirrhosis is considered the end stage of many different hepatocellular liver diseases (hepatitis, metabolic conditions, infections, alcohol, fatty liver, etc.). "hepatocellular" disease just refers to a disease that affects your liver cells (of which there are many). Whereas cirrhosis is considered irreversible, many "hepatocellular" diseases can be slowed or reversed if treated. ...Read more

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What are signs of hepatocellular carcinoma?

What are signs of hepatocellular carcinoma?

No...: In its early stage, the patient virtually has no symptoms at all. The key to its diagnosis is still professional alertness notably for someone with hepatitis - b, -c, liver cirrhosis, chronic alcohol use, with known abnormal finding in liver function test. These patients are advised to have periodic follow-up with blood tests and liver ultrasound study. Any doubt, see an expert timely. Best. ...Read more

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Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: Depending on the stage of the cancer and the response to treatment (surgical or nonsurgical methods), patients can survive hcc. There are also establish methods to predict survival in patients with hcc that develops in the setting of underlying liver disease, like hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can some survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Can some survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: When i was in med school, it was almost always fatal. Now we're often curing them through early detection and especially teamwork by radiologists and surgeons. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatocellular carcinoma?

Often asymptomatic: Since the liver is so resilient, hcc can be asymptomatic until late stages. When symptoms are present they will manifest as nausea, taste disturbances, fatigue and sometimes jaundice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Is it possible to survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: The factors that favor a good outcome are small tumor size, no infections with Hepatitis B and C, being older than 5, good liver function (no liver failure), no inflammation (normal CRP blood test), no spread of cancer, surgery intended to "cure" the cancer, size of tumor ...Read more

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How often have people survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

How often have people survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Depends on therapy: Its really therapy dependent. Most hcc are related to cirrhosis, usually extensive and multiple and not amenable to therapy. Only early hcc can be amenable to resection and or liver transplant. Transplant is curative, as can be resection in the absence of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How long does a person with hepatocellular carcinoma usually live?

Depends on the stage: Liver cancer that is limited to the liver is associated with a number of treatment options and years of life expectancy. Since hcc usually occurs in patients with underlying liver disease, treatment must often be balanced with any potential detriment of treatment to a vulnerable liver substance. Liver transplant remains a viable option for many patients with hcc and liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hepatocellular carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: Hepatocellular carcinoma?

A Cancer of Liver: Hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) is a Cancer arising from the Liver. It often occurs in in people who have a chronically damaged liver due to infection with Hepatitis B or hepatitis C Virus or it can be due to use of excessive alcoho, drinking that leads to Cirrhosis which then makes you more prone to develop Liver Cancer(HCC). ...Read more

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I've developed hepatocellular carcinoma. What should I be watching out for in the future?

I've developed hepatocellular carcinoma. What should I be watching out for in the future?

The best results are: From surgery, and that depends on the tumors location in relation to the big blood vessel, the portal vein, and the viability of the liver not involved with the tumor itself. If your tumor is not resectable, there are new but expensive medicines that cause response and shrinkage. If the tumor grows or cannot be stopped, the liver will fail. I see some with bony metastasis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the average lifespan of hepatocellular carcinoma?

Complicated: The answer depends on several factors including the underlying liver disease, the size number and pattern of spread within the liver, and any other medical problems that the patient has that will effect their ability to tolerate therapy. There are several treatments available for hcc. ...Read more

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Is it better for a hepatocellular liver tumor to be well-differentiated?

Is it better for a hepatocellular liver tumor to be  well-differentiated?

Yes.: In general, well-differentiated cancers are more organized, more predictable, and less aggressive than poorly-differentiated cancers. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there ever had improvement of hepatocellular carcinoma after chemoembolization?

Yes: Many patients demonstrate shrinking of their tumors following chemoembolization. In some cases, tumors can appear entirely inactive after one or several chemoembolization procedures. While some patients unfortunately do not respond as well, chemoembolization is an established treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma that can't be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What does 'in homogeneous increased hepatic echogenicity seen w/ fatty infiltration as well as hepatocellular disease' mean about my liver?

What does 'in homogeneous increased hepatic echogenicity seen w/ fatty infiltration as well as hepatocellular disease' mean about my liver?

Ask your doctor: Doctor who ordered the test should answer your questions. Other tests and past/present medical conditions affect the answer. You are at risk to develop cirrhosis of the liver. Your current condition may be reversible. Cirrhosis is not. In America, 2 most common causes is food and drink. If food and drink is not the primary cause, it does influence whether you live or die. Better diet helps a lot. ...Read more

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What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

Fatty liver: infiltration is a precursor of liver damage and cirrhosis. May be related to alcohol abuse and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Any bacterial or viral infection can also cause liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for small early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hcc: Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc. If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc. ...Read more

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