Topic: New and scared
Hello, my name is Jules, based in the UK, and my mum has suspected intrahepatic CC. Her biopsy is in a week. As you may imagine, I'm so so scared. We are so close and my mum is my rock and best friend. I've read so many horror stories about this cancer and so I was relieved to find this wonderful and supportive site. Judging by the size of the tumour, mum's cancer would be at an advanced stage. The scary thing is that her symptoms are so mild and nonexistent on most days!
One thing I am confused about is the growth rate of the tumour. I was wondering if anyone could answer my queries. Mum has had an 'ache' in her liver area for approximately two-three years. She saw her GP but he shrugged it off as muscular. I presume that this pain was the tumour! On some sites I have read that the tumour grows quickly and that's why it has a poor prognosis but on other sites I have read that it is slow growing? I would have assumed that the slow growing nature of the tumour wold bide you a bit of time but prognosis statistics seem so poor? Can anyone shed any light on this for me?!
Are there any success stories of people who have been diagnosed with late-stage intrahepatic CC? If so, I would love to hear them.