When we returned from Israel in January, Ken was diagnosed with Heptocellular Carcinoma (HCC), which is a primary liver cancer. We were told that it is inoperable and the only cure is a liver transplant. Unfortunately, the tumor is too large for him to qualify for a liver transplant at this time.
This began our journey to try and reduce the size of the tumor so that Ken will eventually qualify for a transplant. On March 4, he had his first treatment of Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE), where they went directly into the tumor to cut off the blood supply that was feeding it and administer a massive dose of chemo. Ken is being treated by a wonderful team of doctors at Tampa General Hospital and we are hopeful that the treatment will be successful so we can continue moving forward to the end result of a liver transplant.
We appreciate the thoughts and prayers of friends and family and we will use this space to keep everyone updated as we move through the process. Hopefully this will help you know how to support us in specific prayer for each step of our journey.