First of all than you to all who posted questions, their experience and words of support. This forum has been very helpful to me.
I wanted to know your experiences with TARE, as it has been recommended to my dad, who is 66. Here is my short experience w him so far:
He was diagnosed in Dec 2019 w HCC, a 8cm and a 2cm tumor.
In his case resection is not an option because of the size and underlying cirrhosis Child A (he no longer has HepC) and transplant is not an option given invasion of the portal vein.
His plan denied coverage of lenvima and he went 6 weeks without treatment. In early feb his tumor was 13x8x8 cm, right before he started lenvima.
6 weeks later the tumor had decreased to 10x5x3, the small one has essentially gone away. His next exam will be on 3/20 and we will see the response then.
His team is now recommending radioembolization which seems to provide great results for patients in these very circumstances.
Many thanks in advance for your help!