My father's been on Lenvima for Stage 4 HCC for 6 months and has had two scans, both showing no change in the tumor size (was very large at, I believe, 12 cm?) and no further metastasis beyond a small spot on the adrenal gland, which has, upon this latest second scan, grown slightly.
His liver function and bloodwork are all good. His oncologist said he was surprised it has not shrunk in size, but said a good sign was he could not feel the mass by digital manipulation of his stomach on today's physical exam as he had felt it before. He said he and the panel of doctors are now going to discuss the next step, but are keeping him on the Lenvima for now because he has no intolerable side effects.
Wondering if anyone out there has had similar experiences with Lenvima, whereby no change has occurred after 6 months and, what would be among the treatment options for that next step?
My father said something about infusion but he will find out on his next appointment next month? He doesn't ask too many questions, and because of Covid, neither myself nor my mother are allowed inside, I am usually the one who goes back to the doctor with the questions, concerns and suggestions, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!