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I am sorry about your boyfriend
they should biopsy the liver mass.
it may be a hepatocellular carcinoma.
how sick is he? the liver mass definitely will kill him
if he is not a surgical candidate, he should try radiation and chemotherapy to try to shrink the tumor
does he have medicare insurance?
it is up to him if he wants to try radiation or chemo
the chances for cure are super super low.
he can also have hospice care and comfort care
he may live longer than 2 weeks without treatment.
what does he want to do?
you can ask his doctors about
Yttrium 90 microspheres for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
it can be expensive, but it could shrink down his hepatocellular cancer and help his symptoms.
no one can say how long he will live without treatment. only god knows that
he could live a few days, weeks, months, or longer.
it can be used for larger HCC as well.
he should contact a radiation oncology department which does treatment with Yttrium 90 or find a clinical trail for HCC or Y90 for him to enroll into
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