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Liver Cancer Forums => Living with Liver Cancer => Topic started by: livingwithLC on August 22, 2019, 04:18:58 pm

Title: HCC
Post by: livingwithLC on August 22, 2019, 04:18:58 pm
Was just diagnosed with hep c and hcc, was told my only chances were to have a transplant. Doctors want to act fast and while i know it is my best option i want to know- what is life like after a liver transplant so I know what to expect quality of life-wise. Thanks.
Title: Re: HCC
Post by: Cancer Health Editors on December 04, 2019, 01:13:19 pm
Our sister site Hep has a great Basics page all about liver transplants. We hope it answers many of your questions.

https://www.hepmag.com/basics/hepatitis-c-basics/transplantation

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The first human liver transplant was attempted in Denver, Colorado, in 1963 by a team headed by Thomas Starzl, MD. Four years later, the procedure was performed successfully. Survival rates have been steadily improving, particularly with the introduction of anti-rejection medications. Liver transplantation is a complicated surgery, requiring lifelong follow-up care. However, liver transplant recipients are usually able to return to normal activities after recovering for several months.