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Suggest treatment for liver cancer

Hi, my husband aged 42 yrs is diagnosed with liver cancer with cirrhosis(ihcc)...after taking the first chemo last to last week he developed jaundice and cannot be given anymore chemo...now he is under palliative care...what can be our next move...when can he recieve the next chemo or is it that he won t be getting chemo anymore? which is better for him Prosure or Amway protein powder?
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
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Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your problem and condition.
Chemotherapy drugs are very toxic to the body especially liver and kidneys. So we need to be very cautious in cirrhotic patient as chances of acute liver failure are high.
And your husband has already developed jaundice after chemotherapy , so we can not give further chemo. His body will not withstand it.
Better to start palliative treatment in the form of multivitamins, anti oxidants, protien powder and painkillers.
Discuss end of life issues with him.
And both the powder are good. You can use either of them.
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