Topic: What happens next?
My husband was diagnosed in July of 2007 with intrahepatic cc. He was unable to have a resection because of high portal vein pressure (from cirrohsis) so had radio frequency ablation on the 5+cm tumor. Until recently, he has had no symptoms other than extreme fatigue. He has no jaundice. He is now complaining of mild abdominal pain, experiencing pruritis, and is moderately confused about things (like which day to put out the trash, etc). He sleeps over 20 hours per day and really only eats ice cream now. Any other food makes him nauseated and he sometimes vomits after eating. He continues to drink vodka moderately but is loosing interest in that...What can I expect in the near future....do things get worse from here or does this period last for an extended amount of time? His ablated tumor area is now 14 cm....not sure if that is more tumor growing or just the ablated area around the original 5cm tumor. There may also be friends (hepatcellular carcinoma) showing themselves. Thoughts??? I just have no idea what to expect and no Dr.s seem to know much about cc. This is my only hope for info. Thanks.