Percutaneous Liver RFA

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Percutaneous Liver RFA

Postby Robinf » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi everyone, I'm scheduled for a percutaneous liver rfa next Friday. It's an OP procedure and the doc's nurse has said to expect to take a coupke of weeks off of work to recover. She said I'd be very sore and achy.

Compared to my HIPEC last spring, it sounds like a cake walk. :D

So, can anybody give me any real world info on what to expect?

Thanks all and Happy Thanksgiving.

Dx stage 4 Sept 2014 (MSS, KRAS Mutant)
Resection with peri mets identified visually during surgery
Nothing visible on CT
12 rounds FOLFOX w/ Avastin Nov - Apr 2015
Still nothing visible on CTs
HIPEC May 2015
7/2015 - 5 new spots on CT, PET confirmed 3 mets
8/12/15-Begin 12 rounds FOLFIRI
10/21/15 Scan - peri mets stable, 1 liver stable and 1 growing
12/4/15 - RFA of liver met
2/24/16 - scan was stable/shrinking moving to Xeloda/Avastin

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Re: Percutaneous Liver RFA

Postby CRguy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:31 pm

Cheers and Harmony Robin,

….sorry, one of the few CRC "options"I have not experienced … BUTT
IF you've had HIPEC …. I be thinking' that PC RFA will be very DO-able !!!

Best wishes
listen to your docs and heal …. gently !!!
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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
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my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: Percutaneous Liver RFA

Postby CM35 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:14 am

I had a percutaneous RFA on a small liver met. I have also had HIPEC. NO COMPARISON! Lol! My procedure took about 3 hours, and was done under general anesthesia. I woke up sore where the probe was inserted, which was between my ribs, in the middle of my right side. The kind nurse in recovery gave me a dose of dilaudid in my IV and I had no further pain in that area - it never came back. My right arm was numb for several days following the procedure due to positioning (my arm was placed over my head during the procedure.) I went home a few hours after the procedure. I felt a little rough for 24-48 hours, I think mostly the after affects of being under anesthesia for so long. It was pretty easy, but I had a great procedure with no complications. I was back to whatever normal is within a couple days... :)
stg IV 4/2013 @34 - liver, ovary/peritoneum
Lots of chemo, surgery and good luck - still doing well 03/2016...

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