>My best friend has been diagnosed as having primary hepatacellular liver
>cancer, a tumor 5 to 6cm, with possible metastases to the right lower
>lobe of the lung. Please, she does not want to have an open thorasic
This would be a far reach for a bronchoscopic biopsy...
I'm not sure what would be gained from a biopsy...aside from possibly using the
met for chemosensitivity testing...
>surgical procedure done for a lung biopsy. Does anyone have any
>information on what procedures may or may not be done? Are there any
>alternatives offered for this type of liver tumor that are not surgical?
>Her prognosis is poor at this time, but she is hopeful for some good
Has your friend had any chemo at this point? There are a variety of
What is happening now?
E. Loren Buhle, Jr., Ph.D INTERNET: BUHLEL01@MCRCR6.MED.NYU.EDU
*** The views expressed here are mine and do not reflect the views or
*** opinions of my employer or this resource! Phone: 610-622-4293
P.O. Box 7806 Philadelphia, PA 19101 FAX: 610-622-1343