Hi, sorry to chime in so late... Don't know how I missed this.
Yes, I have a tumor in section 8 predominantly. It is wrapped around the vena cava and has already taken 2 of the 3 hepatic arteries. It sounds like a similar placement??
I was given a glimmer of hope for resection. We did a portal vein embolization. I believe the left side continues to die off as the right side grows... BUT the lymph nodes exploded so I am no longer a surgical candidate.
If you can get the biopsy genetically tested to see about any info on which chemo works best, great. I had gem/Ox for 6 cycles and it worked wonderfully. Side effects are rather difficult for most of us. I also had gem/Xeloda, which worked on the tumor, but not the lymph nodes.
By the way, we ALL hate this cancer!! So vent away!
And if you didn't have enough to worry about, you have the business, too. Hopefully that worry is mostly over and you can again concentrate all energies on fighting the monster.
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.