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Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer: Journal Review

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Lucinda Porter, RN

How wonderful! Thank you for sharing the good news.

November 22, 2018

jkcosta

Just a follow-up on my previous post. I saw my GI doc last week. I also had a liver MRI w/contrast after the Fibroscan. My doc said that not only was my liver free of fibrosis but my blood work show a normal range for for proteins that show risk of liver cancer. In 2002, I had a liver biopsy which indicated stage 3 fibrosis. I asked him if my strict diet could be a factor. He said probably but I was the first person in his 20 years experience that recovered to my extent.

November 21, 2018

Lucinda Porter, RN

I suggest you talk to your doc. There are inconsistencies in what you are saying, and I wonder if it wasn't explained clearly. Generally, when you have cirrhosis, it isn't uncommon to see some improvement, but I'm not sure your results mean no fibrosis. As for fatty liver, it is common in the US. Also, people with hep C have artificially low cholesterol levels, and when treatment is over, our cholesterol increases to what would likely be our real #. This link has tips for fatty liver.

August 27, 2018 California

jkcosta

I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis in 2014 by a liver ultrasound. Radiologist report stated "nodular contour of the liver as seen with Cirrhosis. Spleen enlarged to 14cm". I went on Harvoni treatment for 24 weeks a week later. Recent Fibroscan showed 0 fibrosis and 173 kPa score for fatty liver. I was in disbelief. I have been on a stringent diet, no alcohol. How does this happen?

August 27, 2018 Arizona

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