Topic: Surgery and Transplant
My mother has just been diagnosed on Christmas of 2007. She is extremely healthy and we have, as a blessing, discovered this cancer as a result of a routine cholesterol test.
Her tumor is a large one however.
We are told that surgery is not an option (size is large, plus the tumor is compressing or occluding the vessels, not allowing for the blood flow needed). We are also told that a liver transplant would be very dangerous, as the immunosuppressant drugs would inhibit her body's immunity from fighting the cancer after the transplant.
Can anyone please help us with any information? I have seen on Johns Hopkins website where there are successful transplants. How does this happen if it is seen as a failure to other doctors? How could these transplants ever be successful if you have to receive immunosupressant drugs??
Thank you so much for your help in advance.