I have cirrhosis due to hepatitis C which was diagnosed last year, I have known of the hep C since the 80's I have had several ok biopsys prior to this diagnosis I had my gallbladder removed about 10yrs ago never any mention of cirrhosis until last year so I take the medication Ribavirin & SOVALDI and I show <15 non detectable presently. So all is good then we do the MRI and now I have tumors on the liver also the spleen and left kidney. My question is does anyone know or is there a difference on how you got cirrhosis ( alcohol etc ) as to it leading to other problems ? Or we all just in the same boat?
Difference : I have cirrhosis due to... - British Liver Trust
Hello, anti viral drugs are promoted aggressively as the pancea for hep c ..however since my hcc was diagnosed 5 weeks after starting said anti virals I've been reading research and findings show hcc within 150/300 tested (cirrhosis hcv) I fail to see why this information isn't passed on to the patient prior. .. (£80000 per patient might be a good reason if I was a pessimistic fellow)
You bet it is nice to have someone to talk to about all of this. Its interesting my cancer showed up in about 5 weeks after starting treatment. It has taken almost 3 years for the first cancer to actually keep me down but I am down. Then the cancer mastised in my lungs and my ascities began to be a daily issue, it never goes away. Aloha
Hi I don't think it matters what causes cirrhosis everyone once diagnosed is in the same boat and trying to manage it the same - no salt diet, no alcohol, specific nutrients etc.
I have also read that the help C medication is linked to cancer - cant quiet believe they still give it people - is there nothing else?
Please ask if PDT is appropriate to treat you tumours.