What is Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)?Oct 8, 2021
|Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors are so rare, that they are typically found by surprise. Because Fibrolamellar HCC is so rare, making up 1% or less of all liver cancers there is very little data on treatment. While HCCs, by and large, are an adult cancer that tend to occur in older patients who have underlying liver diseases Dr. Alexis Leal says "fibrolamellar HCC, in stark contrast, is a disease of children, adolescents, and young adults who don't have liver disease."
According to Dr. Leal symptoms of fibrolamellar HCC Include:
“I’ve taken care of so many patients, and I think that that kind of good attitude goes a long way. There’s something to be said for having a positive outlook and rolling with the ups and the downs that can come with treatment. I’ve seen a number of patients who have that attitude, and I do feel like it tends to have a positive impact on their treatment and on those around them.” says Dr. Leal.