Patient Comments: Liver - Type of Disease and Treatments

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Please share the type of liver disease you have, and any treatments or lifestyle changes you have made that have been effective for liver disease. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: nanny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, I had a bowel resection then, colon cancer stage was 4, with 6 out of 12 lymph nodes metastatic. In July of 2013, there was metastasis to liver and I had liver resection with 1/3 of right lobe removed. Oh yes, following my bowel surgery the doctor tried 5 different chemotherapy treatments, all of which made me deathly ill, so he stopped them. It gave me neuropathy of hands and feet, which seems to worsen with time. I did well till 2014 after recovering from that horrible liver surgery, but now there is a metastatic area along the left ridge of my liver. I have declined chemotherapy or surgery. My plan of action is a drastic change in my diet, which I should have done long ago, no sugar or very, very small amount, no red meat, mostly fresh or dried fruit, and fresh green vegetables, occasionally other vegetables, steel-cut oatmeal and occasional carb. Doctor started me on dexamethasone 4 mg once a day for 10 days. I will see him in 2 weeks to evaluate.

Comment from: Jackie C, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I am 2 year cancer survivor, it started as rectal then went to liver. I had 40 percent of my liver removed. I have lately been tired, having nausea and some stomach cramps. I have CT scans every six months. I told my oncologist, and I now have my CEA tests done every 3 months instead of six. I won't know anything till the test in August and next scan in November. But so far nothing has shown up.

Comment from: ravikakkat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 27

I have liver cirrhosis.

Comment from: liver scared, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I recently had paracentesis which lab results were negative for liver cancer. However, I still have bloating in abdominal cavity and discomfort not really pain but tightness.

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