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Blue Faery Liver Cancer

Dad on Lenvima for 3 months, good liver function, status quo on tumor, though. Any encouragement?

LAA21
LAA21Caregiver

Hi everyone, hope this finds you and your family doing well. So after 3 months, my father finally went for his first scans. THANK GOD, there has been no spread, and his liver function has improved, as have his lungs (he has COPD ), but status quo as far as the tumor. The oncologist said it's all good, but he had hoped for some shrinkage of the tumor. He will continue on the lenvima and repeat the scan in three months. My father is an impatient man (men, hehe) and seems down on the news of no shrinkage (imagine, a man down on news of NO shrinkage heheheh, sorry). Any stories of encouragement I can share with him to keep his spirits up would be swell. Thank you!

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reddog88
reddog88Patient

It can take a while sometimes to see shrinkage...remember that the goal for a long time has been just to keep things stable. Exercise helps. Positive attitude helps. Patience definitely helps. I've had hcc for 1 1/2 years and had one tumour go away in the liver and 3 of 5 disappear from the lungs. AFP came down from ~4000 to ~160. Good things can happen but rarely overnite with hcc. Tell him to hang in there.

LAA21
LAA21Caregiver in reply to reddog88

Thank you so much and I am so happy to hear your progress. You stay well !

LAA21
LAA21Caregiver in reply to reddog88

Question: What kind of exercise? Just curious. Thanks.

reddog88
reddog88Patient in reply to LAA21

We used to go to the gym 3-4 days a week....but since the covid we just walk ~ 2 miles a day.

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