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Treatment options for METASTASIZED HCC in CT, ENDOSCOPY.

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Hello There: -
This is Gemechis Gobena from Florida, USA. I came across your website while surfing internet to ask Doctors about health issue of my father who is 65 years old patientold. It looks like from CT scan and Endoscopy report that he was diagnosed with HCC (Hepato Cellular Carcinoma). This was believed to be metastasized. He showed symptoms of loss of appetite and weight loss.
I attached all the report to his diagnosis. I hope you will help me understand more about this report and If there is anything I can do to help him. The following are my questions: -
1) Is it to late to get the necessary treatment (to be cured)?
2) How worse is it to deal with?
3) What treatment options can he get?
4) Any non-profit organization you know who can assist international patients to get treatment here in USA?
I really appreciate any help or advise you will give me and I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank You,

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Dear Ms. Gemechis,
Thank you for your query at
I went through your reports. HCC is one of the possibilities considered in the differential diagnosis based on the CT scan report. There can be multiple causes of such finding and additional tests are needed for further evaluation and confirmation.
I would suggest to go ahead with additional investigations like biopsy, CEA, AFP, CA 19.9, Upper GI scopy, PET CT scan / CT chest, blood tests (CBC, LFT, RFT), lower GI scopy to rule out if the liver lesions were due to some other cancer.
1. The cause of the liver disease should be identified. only then the question of cure / palliation can be answered.
2. / 3. can be answered only when the above investigation reports are available. It is important that you get the tests done soon.
4. I am not sure about US philanthropists, but medical tourism in India is really good based on the feed back from few patients who got treatment under me in India. I had few patients from Iraq and African continent.
Feel free to discuss further,
Kind regards

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Hello There: -
Thank you for quick respose Dr Prasad. I am actually asking this question on behalf of my father who lives in Ethiopia, Africa. Can you please suggest the facilities (medical tourism) in India that give service for this kind of problem and what the cost might be for internationl patients.
Thank You ,

The cost of investigation may be less than INR 2,00,000 and treatment based on the diagnosis.
So once you have the test reports i can guide you further about the facilities.
I will be glad to answer other queries,

Dr. Prasad Eswaran
Category: Hematologist
Doctorate in Medicine (Fellowship in Oncology), DM,  Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India.

Doctor of Medicine (Residency in Radiation Oncology) , MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, 2004-06.

Diploma in Medical Radiology & Therapy (Residency in Radiation Oncology), D.M.R.T, Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India, 2004-06.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S, Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India, 1998-2004.
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