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Swollen legs and feet. Rash on face, scalp and leg. Have Liver Cancer. What to do?

hi .. I would call the VA Hospital but I have learned they have no advice nurse.. discouraged.. ugh.. so hopefully this is legit.. ooh i hope it is.. my father has stage four HCC Liver Cancer , Cirrosious (sure i spelled way wrong) and hep c ... anywho.. he was doing chemo ... but the doctors have stopped that treatment because his blood cells ???? this part confuses me.. but i believe they meant the blood cells when they say his numbers went from 500 to 0000 in six months.. so.. they stopped treatment (chemo) and put him on sorafenib .. he has had the rash all over his face and scalp .. well we noticed a slight rash on legs.. but the reason i am messaging is because his legs are swollen his feet (toes ) also.. he has appointment friday but is this swelling a concern right now... my mom insist he different color right now as well... what should we do
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Hepatocellular carcinoma with past history of cirrhosis suggests significant decompensated liver with doubtful viral induced rash.
Chemotherapy along with significant liver derangement may cause immunosuppression with predisposition to opportunistic infection.
Chemotherapy must be tappered or stop to prevent further progression fresh.
HCC itself is also associated with suppression of immune system.
Your father should also take Immune booster both intravenous and oral preparation.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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