Liver Cancer Treatment?
Afternoon doctor. My father has been suffering from liver disease for almost 8 years. Previously, I had an endoscopy u0026 ligation because something leaked. Finally my father returned to the hospital because of vomiting blood and nosebleeds. After being checked according to the hospital my father had liver cancer and could not be removed from the cancer and it was useless if chemotherapy was done. Is it true that doctors can’t cure it? my father’s condition, after returning from the hospital actually dropped even more. Confused state, and there is no connection between what is thought and what is said. To hold something is not right. Is the cancer already bad? please explain, what should I do so that my father can recover.
Hi Ananto Sulistyo,
Liver cancer (hepatoma) is a condition where changes in the cells in the liver are uncontrolled and malignant, causing damage to the liver itself and can also cause damage to other nearby organs.
The exact occurrence of hepatoma is still unknown, but the emergence of changes in cells towards malignancy in the liver can be triggered by several conditions such as hepatitis B or C infection and also cirrhosis.
In the early stages, cancer usually does not provide significant complaints for sufferers. Some of the complaints that can arise due to the presence of hepatoma include:
Weight loss for no apparent reason
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain, especially the upper right
Regarding cancer healing, this is related to how severe the cancer is (cancer stage) and whether it has spread from cancer cells to other areas of the body (metastasis). In the early stages, by administering chemotherapy drugs or by performing surgery, the life and cure rates will be higher for cancer found in the liver, but at an advanced stage, the chances of recovery will be smaller, especially if there has been spread of cancer cells to other areas of the body. To find out this, the results of a physical examination and supporting examination data that have been carried out are needed to be able to conclude your father's condition.
You should have a discussion with the doctor who treats your father to get information regarding clarity about your father's condition and life expectancy or the possibility of recovery that your father has. In addition, actions that can be taken to help your father's condition.
I hope this information is helpful.