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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 in Cancer
Question: The patient had hepatitis C and was given IFN to cure it. He has been PCR negative for hepatitis C. However he has liver cancer in the 7 and 8th lobe of the liver. Is it advisable to give Nexavar, or surgery would better?
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgery is the better option

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Since the tumor has invaded IVC, surgery is a better option than nexavar. But this is a high risk procedure with poor long term prognosis.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr.R.K

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini 6 hours later
reports sent please review.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 2 days later
Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I received the reports as 31 attachments by email.
In some of the attachments, the letters were too small and I could not read properly.

Going by the reports, the patient has liver cancer with inferior venacava invasion. For this surgery is a better option than nexavar.

I would request you to post this again under oncology category so that you can get opinion from oncologist also.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr.R.K
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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