Visit with Dr. Hochberg
The attending physician, Dr. Hochberg came by about 45 minutes ago and said the biopsy results are not back yet, but that we may get the preliminary results later in the day. I made her PROMISE to come back and tell me whatever she knows.
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Dr. Hochberg is very certain that the tumor is malignant even without the biopsy results. She said it’s involving the blood supply to the liver, which is a key marker for malignancy. She said in tumors like this, the possibility that it is benign is extremely rare. I’m not surprised by this, but I know a lot of you will be. I’ve been talking to many doctors over the last few days and all of them have said pretty much the same thing.
There is some good news. The cancer has not spread to her lungs at all, which is the first place that liver cancer tends to spread (based on the blood supply). This isn’t just good news, it is EXTREMELY good news. I’ll take what I can get at this point. There is lots of other stuff, but I’m not going to say anything else until we have the definitive diagnosis. Thank you all for your prayers, positive energy, gifts, calls, emails, messages, Facebook posts, texts, etc. etc. etc. Please keep them coming – your strength is our strength.