Dear Dr Chris,
Good day to you. We saw your website by chance and it gave us a glimmer of hope.
My father is 62 yrs old, all the while in the pink of health. He is non-smoker and a non-drinker. He has a healthy lifestyle, sleeps early and wakes up early everyday and exercise regularly. He was still working before he found out that his liver has problems. Early January 2011, he went for a health check at BP Lab, his liver reading (AFP) was 126, but his liver function shown extremely good result. Out of concern, he therefore went to a private hospital in Klang for an Ultrasound and MRI Scan. The result came out is he has a tumour in his liver with size about 7cm. He went to another private hospital for a second scanning and the result is the same. We then took him to the University Hospital in Petaling Jaya for further treatment and doctor suggested him to do TACE. He did TACE on 17 January 2011 and was discharged on 19 January 2011. After TACE treatment, my father felt pain for 5 days and now he is getting better except that the has lost his appetite and has constipation problem. My father next appointment in UH is in March 2011.
Dr Chris, our queries are:
- If his liver AFP shows 126, does this mean the tumour is cancerous? Is there such thing as good or bad tumour for liver?
- In UH, Doctor did a test to check whether my father has Hepatitis B. The result came out positive, what does it mean? Is the probability of cancer high?
- If the tumour size becomes smaller, Doctor plans to do a surgery in March 2011, will this be helpful?
- In this period, what will be his suitable diet?
- Should we search for another alternative treatment?
We are eager to hear from you soonest possible. Thanks a million.
Reply: Please go into my website, www.cacare.com and read what I have written … or click these 2 links:
Take time to read and watch the videos in there — no need to rush or panic. After you have seen them all, you can then write me again … no need for me to answer all those questions.