Within the space of three months my poor hubby has found out that he has cirrhosis of the liver due to hepatitis B and not only cirrhosis but also four HCC tumours ( the largest is 4 cm) ( all because of abundant ascites) ( i had previously put it down to simply being 'portly' and just 'wind')
He has started Entecavir Baraclude to get his vey active viral load down. In the specialists letter another to local specialist he says that that the liver needs to improve to Childs B7 or better before anything can be done for the HCC. Presently at B9 -
I have been scouring this forum for a month or so already and have drawn a LOT of support from the many posts I have read from everyone with liver problems even if not exactly the same ones. So I have just signed up to be part of this community myself.
Does anyone has any experience of having had to wait for HCC treatment whilst treating something else like hep B ? and how long it might be before liver function improves?